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  • Subject: [mg114336] Help Browser CPU Usage
  • From: Ron Burns <rrburns at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 02:13:03 -0500 (EST)

Hi All,

I am using Mathematica 7.0 on a dual processor Linux system and am 
seeing that if I bring up the Function Navigator - Add Ons & Packages - 
Add Ons and then select the Help for AddOn packages from version 5.2 (a 
bunch of nb under the Documentation/English directory) the cpu usage 
increases to unacceptable values - Mathematica usage from about 10% to 
20% and xorg usage from a few % to over 80%.  Currently I just open and 
then close the help browser which is inconvenient.  I would like to keep 
it open as I work.

Is this "normal" or is it something I can fix?  Is Mathematica doing 
something in the background as I use these for the first time and should 
I just be patient and it will finally finish up?  Do I need to do 
something to "rebuild" the legacy help for Version 7.0?

Thanks for any help.
	Ron Burns
R. R. Burns
Physicist (Retired)
Oceanside, CA

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