Adafruit Permaproto causes lag


Steps I took that resulted in the problem:

Import Adafruit Fritzing Library

Place the permaproto half size (any other should do as well) board and add a few components
editing will become very slow and laggy

What I expected should have happened instead:

should be smooth and responsive

My version of Fritzing and my operating system:

0.9.3, Windows 10

Please also attach any files that help explaining this problem


Happened to me when there are too many detailed parts at the same time and you zoom out. Seems to be a problem related to program perfomance which can’t be solved right now since there isn’t maintenance from devs.


Try turning off the grid feature. If it is set to a low value it can cause massive lag. If turning it off helps but you want to use it then set it to as large of a value as you can use.


I can confirm that there is a significant reduction in program performance when any size Adafruit Perma-Proto PCB is used added to the BB window. I Also reproduced this lag with a similar setup as you are working with (Win-10 & Fritz-9.2b).


Would you please post an example sketch which shows the slow response time? I tried with an older (2017 vintage) adafruit part and don’t see an unacceptable reduction in response on 9.3.b on Win7 pro, but there may be a later version of the part that reacts worse (or I may have used the wrong part :slight_smile: ).