Each time PHPstorm starts or indexes, it lags the whole computer

Even music that is playing is stuttering the entire time when PHPstorm is indexing. It's a powerful ultrabook with 16GB of ram, i7 processor and ssd drive. Why is this happening? I have already adjusted the settings in PhpStorm64.exe.vmoptions to:











I think it's just the CPU usage that's slowing everything down. Any way to fix this? I'm using a Homestead virtual machine, if that is even relevant.

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Are your project files located on a local disk or in the VM/remote share?

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On a VM (Homestead)


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