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PAD software working terribly slow and Hangs at times

Dear Admins,

Please consider this feedback regarding Power Automate Desktop being terribly slow while creating the flows. It hangs many times, throws the error strings, and working with different panes (variable, activities, sub flows selections) is very troublesome because you will have to wait for few seconds till the other sub flow window opens after clicking on their tabs.

 

Also, this is peculiar because such behavior doesn't happen when you just start your computer and work with software. after some time, the slowness comes in effect. As a remedy you must restart the computer. And please note I don't have under capacity system, it has i7 processor and 32 gigs of RAM. 

 

However, also note that when I run the flow it is absolutely fine. I mean even though having written some heavy code it works perfactly ok. I have no problem in doing debuging of the code as well. It is just a problem in the flow development environment.

 

 

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Anyone here have any contact with the product manager(s) at Microsoft for PAD? I would like to know if they have any plans to fix this mess? They would need to swallow their pride and admit they took the wrong direction with the development interface, so it's unlikely they will do anything until new management comes in that doesn't consider the current interface "their baby."

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I hope the admins listen and help us doing the job 

I have been troubleshooting my problems and I finally worked out that even though I was getting the prompts to update and then ran the update it wasn't actually updating. For some reason the update process broke and once I did a reinstall of the June version I believe PAD has now stabilized. While doing the reinstall I noticed that the actual application name had changed so not sure if this was the issue. I am now continuing my POC and will post more updates if it starts to crap out again.

 

Hope this helps others.

Hi, Just wanted to provide an update that since I reinstalled Power Automate desktop the application has run a lot smoother.  I have had one troubling issue where the application hung when trying to save one particular change and when it didn't hang it came up with an error it could not save the flow to the cloud. However I was able to get around this by changing something else, saving for that change and the redoing the problem change and it saved without issue.

Sorry but the for me PAD is still very slow. The problem comes to play when you have larger subflows with some 100-300 actions per subflow. Then working in PAD becomes nightmare. Every drag and drop, every enable/disable, scrolling etc takes 3 seconds.

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