PhpStorm being slow lately

I've been using PhpStorm for a little over 3 months and it's being working great, but starting today it has been REALLY slow at a point where it takes about 2-3 seconds for a keyboard key to respond.

This weekend I've upgraded my computer's Java, not sure if this caused this problem.

 

This is my Performance Summary Report:

 

Filesystem Info:
File system is case sensitive: false
Are there symlinks: true
Number of files: 95218

System Info:
Number of CPU: 8
Used memory: 474Mb
Free memory: 250Mb
Total memory: 725Mb
Maximum available memory: 725Mb

Project Info:
Number of opened files: 7
File size (in lines): 42
File size in characters: 1796
Last action: _Undo Backspace
Number of injection: 0

IDE Info:
Custom plugins: [BashSupport (1.5.5.143), Markdown support (8.0.0.20151209), Lines Sorter (1.0.1)]
Disabled plugins:[Time Tracking (1.0)]
Build version: PhpStorm 10.0.3 Build #PS-143.1770 January 8, 2016
Java version: 1.8.0_40-release-b119x86_64
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.11.6, x86_64)
JVM version: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM JetBrains s.r.o
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Vladimir Luchansky

Hello,

Not sure if you are using the old version on purpose but there is PhpStorm 10.0.4 at here.

Did you try to run File > Invalidate Caches/Restart > Invalidate and Restart? This may help.

Also the latest version available at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html is 1.8.0_101 while you have 1.8.0_40 which is relatively old.

But we would recommend to use JetBrains version of SDK available at https://bintray.com/jetbrains/intellij-jdk/download_file?file_path=jbsdk8u112b255_osx_x64.tar.gz - just unpack the archive, place the folder into some safe place like ~/Applications instead of Downloads and in PhpStorm run Cmd+Shift+A > Switch IDE Boot JDK, then point it to the custom jdk location.

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Thanks Vladimir.

I upgraded PhpStorm to 10.0.4. This was another issue I had before where the update didn't happen automatically due to permission issues.

I haven't coded long time yet to say it's fixed, but I'm having an issue with the custom SDK you provided: when I press Cdm+Shift+A > Switch IDE Boot JDK, nothing happens. I tried this before the upgrade and a popup window opened, but there was no option to select a custom JDK. Now, after the upgrade, no popup opens. :( 

Now these are my info after the upgrades:

IDE Info:
Custom plugins: [BashSupport (1.5.8.143), Markdown support (2016.1.20160405.143), Lines Sorter (1.0.1)]
Disabled plugins:[Time Tracking (1.0)]
Build version: PhpStorm 10.0.4 Build #PS-143.2370 April 29, 2016
Java version: 1.6.0_65-b14-468-11M4833x86_64
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.11.6, x86_64)
JVM version: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM Apple Inc.

It looks like I went back to an older Java version?

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Vladimir Luchansky

Please try to follow the Mac OS part for this article, jdk file in particular: https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/206544879.

Java 6 is, of course, not recommended. Wondering how it was possible to run under it. Did you download and install a version without bundled JDK? If yes then it is not right and you should've use http://download.jetbrains.com/webide/PhpStorm-10.0.4-custom-jdk-bundled.dmg file.

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I downloaded the 2016.2 version and was able to get Java back to 1.8.0_76 . I'm going to use it today and see if it's better.

I downloaded it by going to this page: https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/download/ . Is it a version without a bundled JDK? Also, what's the difference between 10.0.4 and 2016.2? It seems that there was a change in the version number format?

Thanks for all your help so far.

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It's the one with bundled JDK. Yea, there was a change in format. After 10.0.4 goes 2016.1 then 2016.2. Changes were not really significant there + java 6 is no longer supported starting 10.0.4 and after.

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Thanks, the slowness issue seems to be gone with the latest version. Thanks for all your help.

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