How to Handle and Large Slow Org Files

When some of us open large Org mode files, Emacs becomes nearly unresponsive, and nearly unusable. My stock advice has always been to call #+STARTUP: showeverything or do a binary search more or less to figure out which package is stomping Emacs. In this post, though, Puneeth explains that the issue may go away entirely for some of us.

2 thoughts on “How to Handle and Large Slow Org Files”

1. Chris McMahan says:

I don’t know when they were incorporated, but these changes have been applied to the latest version of org (20150209) from elpa.

2. Grant says:

CHRIS MCMAHAN:

Did it work well for you? What was the size for the Org file where you ran into slowdown?