Corel Draw 2019 - Super slow file opening and editing - Very unstable


I am running Corel Draw 2019 on Windows 10 and have yet come across another mind-numbing issue. I am working in a file just fine, then I perform an action, such as import or transparency, and I get the spinney wheel of death. Go to Task manager and Corel is not responding. Sometimes it will eventually perform the action after an extended period of time (4-5 minuets) or nothing at all. Force quit. Save Auto backup of file when I reopen the program and then every action takes forever, if at all. This is very frustrating. Any insight would be most helpful. Thank you!

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  • I am gonna say Congratulations, Corel! You have finally managed to beat Adobe by the # of shenanigans your software can produce. I have been true Corel user since like 1996 and I still am, but OMFG this latest version is THE WORST so far. So many bugs and crashes and other nonsenses. It is very annoying when I have to restart the program every 20 min or so. Just to name a few... working with raster images in wireframe mode = I want to kill myself; the workspace freezing and not refreshing issues have not been fixed since like 2017 version( I tried to work with Corel support on this... basically they do not know what is going on); no multi-core and multithreaded processor support... really Corel? Specs: AMD RYzen 7, 8GB RAM (I need more for multi-application workflow, but should be more than enough for Corel only), GTX 1060, SSD.

    Last year version was way more stable. And yes, I am here just to rant because I cannot take this crap anymore... not for this kind of money.