01-06-2018 04:26 AM
Same issue here - I don't have any PDFs attached, because I never trusted Endnote to perform as well with attachements than without. But still it laggs horribly!
Cleaning up the Term Lists had no effect.
Additionaly, I have noticed two minor issues that may be connected to the slowness problem:
- Almost everytime I start Endnote, an error message appears, saying: "This library is currently being used by someone else. Try opening it again later". When hitting the OK button, the application starts nevertheless.
- References marked as read appear as unread when opening Endnote an other time
Library Name: 1-Diss-Bibliographie-2018-01-06.enl
Last Saved: Samstag, 6. Januar 2018 um 09:52:54 Mitteleuropäische Normalzeit
Custom Groups: 25
Reference Types Used: 17
Most Used ref. types: Journal Article, Book Section, Book, Web Page, Generic
File Attachments: 0
Authors Term List: 0
Journals Term List: 0
Keywords Term List: 0
01-08-2018 09:17 AM
macOS 10.13.2. Endnote X8 latest update. Only 608 entries, no pdf etc. Permanent lagging even when only clicking on an entry.
Library Name: XX.enl
Location: /Users/XX/Documents/EndNote XX.enl
Last Saved: Montag, 16. Oktober 2017 um 09:47:20 Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit
Custom Groups: 1
Reference Types Used: 6
Most Used ref. types: Journal Article, Book, Book Section, Thesis, Conference Proceedings
File Attachments: 0
Authors Term List: 432
Journals Term List: 197
Keywords Term List: 131
01-09-2018 05:12 AM
Just seen that the first post is months old and apparently there has been done nothing. Is there a way to get the money back since they sold a broken program without being able to fix it?
01-19-2018 07:55 PM
mac os 10.10.5, Endnote X8, exactly the same problem with a new library containing just one entry. I get the spinning rainbow wheel just by clicking on the one entry I have. Are there any fixes yet for this problem?
4 weeks ago
macOS 10.13.3, Endnote X8.2. Unusable as is. After a short amount of time ANY activity causes the spinning beachball. One CPU pegged at 100%. Looks like there is a combination of issues. Poor software architecture, an activity that should NOT block the UI, and the underlying bug that causes the issue (memory leak and something spinning on a condition?). After some time the app crashes altogether. This is seriously amateur stuff, any first year CS student can do better than this.
3 weeks ago
I would only add that I just upgraded from Endnote x7 to x8 today, and suddenly I am having the same lag issues as others describe. No issues with x7, but I was forced to upgrade as the last Word upgrade is not compatible with x7 even though I just bought x7 less than 6 months ago .
I am now preparing to revert back to the previous version of Word so I can continue to use Endnote x7 as I see that others have this problem and no fix is in sight.
a week ago
I reported this months ago directly to tech support. All they did was blame Apple. I can blame Apple for a lot of things, but it's pretty inexcusable that a pricey piece of software like EndNote X8 can't be updated to make it usable again. I'm glad I only use EndNote to search for references and occasionally drop them into a paper; if I had to deal with this nonsense every day I'd have switched to another solution by now. Clearly Thomson Reuters has a history of not dealing with necessary fixes until too long a time has passed. We saw that with the release of Office365 in terms of EndNote compatibility and now this. I woudn't mind, except I reported it, tried the suggested fixes (none of which worked) and in the end all I got was a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯