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  1. #1
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    Default 4.1.6.21095 poor performance on Linux Mint 17.3

    Is it just me or has performance of version 4.1.6.21095 decreased compared to version 4.1.5.21031?
    I am running Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and performance on samba shares and local drives (comparing directories and copying contents) seems much slower that version 4.1.5.21031. So much so that I have dropped back to version 4.1.5.21031.

    I do not compare contents. I only check "file size", "Compare timestamps" and "Align filenames with different Unicode normalization forms.

    Is anyone else seeing this? Or can I provide additional information

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    Hello,

    I've set up a 17.3 test VM with 4.1.5 and 4.1.6 but not seeing a big performance difference between local test folders loading or running a binary content scan. How large are the folders you are comparing with roughly how many files, and what is the performance difference between the two loads?

    Have you rebooted your machine since updating to 4.1.6, in case the update (for some reason) is putting the machine in a bad state?
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    I just reinstalled 4.1.6 and re-tested and I no longer see an issue. Not sure what happened. Perhaps it was just my "perception" something was slower. 4.1.6 & 4.1.5 both copied a 6GB file to a local eSATA drive in 1 min 8 sec. Sorry for the false alarm.

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    I'm having issues with the latest version in Ubuntu 16.04.
    I have a workspace with four different folder comparisons. It used to open quickly, but since I updated to version 4.1.6, CPU utilitation goes up and beyond compare becomes unusable.
    Is there a way to downgrade to previous version?

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    Hello,

    Yes, if you email us at support@scootersoftware.com with a link back to this forum thread and request, I can provide an older .deb setup. However, without troubleshooting the issue, it may not resolve itself in the next update. The first thing to try is uninstalling and reinstalling BC4.1.6 and rebooting your machine. It may be that your specific install or dependencies are in a bad state that needs a restart.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    I'm having somehow similar issues on Ubuntu Precise (yeah I know, I should update, mumble mumble).

    I often sync my Android devices with my Desktop system and also sync big directory structures (32 GB and up) with an SMB server, attached via 1 GBit LAN. Beyond Compare behaves somewhat laggy, if I open/close directories in the Folder compare views.

    I try a fresh install, hope this will help.

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    Backing up your settings (Tools menu -> Export) and Restoring Factory Defaults (Tools menu) may also be a good test. As above, email us if you would like to try an older .deb, including a link back to this forum thread, and let us know the OS in the email along with if it is 32bit or 64bit.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I've noticed that one of the tabs in the workspace is causing the slowdown. Since I'm not using it, I just removed it from my workspace. I currently don't have time to test a previous beyond compare version.

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    Is there an older version of BC with already fixed "move between filesystems bug" for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit?

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    Since we have not reproduced the behavior, yet, I cannot confirm if an older version would help. You can email us at support@scootersoftware.com with a link back to this forum thread and request, and we can help get you can older version. Which was the last you know was working?

    Have you tried backing up your settings and then using the Tools menu -> Restore Factory Defaults? Or uninstalling 4.1.6 fully and reinstalling as the above user was able to get things working?
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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