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Flow Editor in Browser is useless

Is there a better Flow editor than just a browser?  I can't even edit a step in a simple two-step flow without the actions disappearing from the palette.  It's my first attempt, and it's looking completely useless to me.

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Hi @Anonymous,


Thanks for the feedback.

If you would like Microsoft Flow to offer a desktop version Editor, then please consider submit it under Microsoft Flow idea forum.



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Michael, I think you might be missing the point here. He doesn't actually need a desktop version of the Editor, he needs a version of the editor that will not crash, freeze, leave garbage on the screen and end up losing all his work. If you could make that happen in a browser I'm sure he wouldn't be asking for a desktop version.

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I agree.  Flow often "goes out to lunch" in the web interface when editing a flow - regardless of the browser I use.  In fact, it does it more frequently in Microsoft Edge than in Chrome, but still does in both.

It makes it VERY annoying, and VERY frustrating to do ANYTHING in Flow when this happens (which today is ALL of the time).  I have tried killing the browsers (all instances and the processes) multiple times and restarting - but it doesn't help much.  


The CPU time on the browser when Flow does this for the browser process usually is over 50% and this is on an SP4 with 16GB RAM and an i7 - no reason this should be the case!

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