Gmail freezes when answering long emails on 1.38.1

(Juan) #1

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

My problem is that the Gmail app freezes for a while when I am answering an email inside a large thread. It comes back after a while and freezes again a little later. The CPU usage doesn’t seem to be specially high.
This doesn’t happen when using Google Chrome or Firefox answering the same email.
I have noticed this since I updated to 1.38.1. With the previous it didn’t seem to happen but I had it for just 1-2 days (I started using Station last week).

:warning: Mandatory details

  • :gun: Trigger — Answering a large email thread in Gmail

  • :boom: Issue — Gmail Freezes

  • :movie_camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures — image

  • :desktop_computer: OS version — macOS Mojave 10.14

  • :gear: Station version — 1.38.1


(Eugen Gossen) #2

Same issue on my side. Email freezes when answering to a long thread. I have to switch to Chrome to answer long email threads. Didn’t notice it before, but the issue appeared twice in the last week since update to 1.38.1.

  • :gun: Trigger — Answering a large email thread in Gmail
  • :boom: Issue — Gmail Freezes
  • :movie_camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures Thread with 4 layers of emails, 116 paragraphs
    :desktop_computer: OS version — macOS Mojave 10.14.3
  • :gear: Station version — 1.38.1

(Wout Mertens) #3

Same here. Slow in app, even after reloading tab and app. In Chrome it’s fast. Maybe some integration is failing?


(Juan) #4

Since moving to 1.39.1 and later 1.39.2 I haven’t noticed this issue again. It seems to be fixed in the newest versions.



I seem to have the same issue on 1.39.2


(Georges Abi-Heila) #6

Hey @juanpampliega, @Eugen_Gossen1, @Wout_Mertens, @andskli :wave:

There was indeed an issue with our spellchecker that lead to freezes in Google apps. This should be fixed in Station’s latest version (1.39.2) :partying_face: Could you update your Station and tell us if it’s been solved for you?

To update, just open the preferences (from the “Station” top bar menu) and click the “Check for updates” button on the right.


(Georges Abi-Heila) #7

Hey there :wave:

I’m having a hard time reproducing this bug on Station 1.39.2. and gonna need your help :ambulance:

  1. Does it freeze completely or simply lags?
  2. Is the issue systematic or only appears from time to time?
  3. Does it occur only in Gmail or everywhere there’s a text input?
  4. Do you have a specific action that triggers the bug?
  5. How often do you restart your computer (on average)? Did you restart it recently?
  6. On which OS are you?

Thanks a lot for your answers.


(Juan) #8

My bad, still happens in 1.39.2

It only happens in GMail with large threads and I also think it only happens when I have people that user other email clients answer (Outlook I think).
Maybe it has something to do with the markup composition of the email?

  1. Freezes completely for a couple of seconds.
  2. Systematic with long email threads with non GMail users.
  3. Haven’t seen it popup elsewhere. I also use Slack, Trello, Keep, Calendar and Whatsapp.
  4. Answering an email.
  5. Haven’t restarted it recently but did restart Station and it keeps happening.
  6. Mac OSX Mojave with Dark Mode.

Is there any way for me to disable spell-check and see if it keeps happening. I searched for an option but didn’t find one.