unfreeze-ps

Unfreeze photoshop on macs

unfreeze-ps

Unfreeze a beach-balling Photoshop on Mac

Download the latest version here

http://files.daveeddy.com/unfreeze-latest.zip

...and run the app.

When photoshop starts beach balling, it's sometimes possible to get it to start responding without having to force-quit it and lose all of your work.

The operating system will typically send a signal to the photoshop process to pause it, if the operating system is having problems. These "problems" include running low on RAM, running low on disk space, or using 100% CPU.

After you alleviate the "problems" mentioned above, running this program will send a SIGCONT signal to the photoshop process to tell it to continue operating.

No. If your photoshop is beach balling for another reason, this will not do anything.

No. SIGCONT is a harmless signal to send if the process is not paused; it'll be as-if nothing has happened. Worst-case scenario: this program does nothing.

Download the command line app instead of the .app

$ npm install -g unfreeze-ps
$ unfreeze-ps

This program is written in Node.js, and bundled as an app with node-webkit.

Bundling instructions are in the Makefile

  • http://skyeillustration.com/post/66-photoshop-trick

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