Clipboard History taking 99% of CPU and not responding

Discussion in 'Parallels Toolbox for Mac' started by stingerpl, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. stingerpl

    stingerpl Bit Poster

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    Hello

    Lately I'm unable to use Clipboard history :( On startup it takes 99% of CPU and becomes unresponsive.
    I use it daily and store important things for my work over there so any support would be appreciated...

    Thank you
     

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  2. sergk

    sergk Parallels Developers

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    Hello,

    the reason of such CPU consumption could be a incorrect handling of huge data appeared in clipboard.

    Try do the next:
    - Terminate "Clipboard History" from "Activity Monitor" application;
    - Open "~/Library/Application Support/ClipboardHistory" folder in Finder. To quick open switch to Finder, press Cmd+Shift+G and paste "~/Library/Application Support/ClipboardHistory" into appeared window;
    - You will see new Finder window with content like in attached window;
    Screen Shot 2021-04-29 at 12.25.54.png

    - Find folder (or folders) with maximum size (it should be some megabytes or larger, I suppose). It's size should be significantly larger that size of other folders.
    - Remove this folder (or folders). You can also remove all folders here but you will lose all clipboard history in this case;
    - Launch Clipboard History again;
     
  3. stingerpl

    stingerpl Bit Poster

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    Thanks for your support! This helps a lot.
    Seems like a had a lot of large dirs:

    116M D6414779-296D-4615-92FA-A103B0DECA6E
    152M 85EFF9E7-27B3-4F29-890B-E2C156CF4E17
    152M E85E99A3-CC0F-463D-B75D-B7D32D31E800
    197M 13610060-F3ED-4E3F-AC9C-9154315472C7
    417M 1E5B52D5-265C-4C55-8D31-E1FD7A336D45
    423M 005307FC-939F-4327-9599-4F71320C106E

    May I suggest a setting for not saving clipboard items larger than X ?

    Thanks again!

     
  4. sergk

    sergk Parallels Developers

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    > Thanks for your support! This helps a lot.
    Did Clipboard History stop eating CPU?

    > May I suggest a setting for not saving clipboard items larger than X ?
    The problem could be related not only to size of data but also to type of data. If you haven't emptied the Trash could you compress one (or all) of removed folders and share it with us using any file sharing service? It will help us to understand what really happened.
     

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