Since recently, RStudio is very slow to start and hangs randomly, e.g. when I'm typing. It's pretty much the same problem as in this closed topic:
I tried shutting down all the other apps running on my desktop (OS Windows 7 Professionnal 64-bit), one at a time. I also rebooted my PC, I tried deactivating RStudio options that I thought could be involved (rendering, packages panel, publishing, etc). All my libraries and projects are on a local disk.
Only 2 things fixed the problem:
If I disconnect the internet. This is not a viable solution to me, no more than disabling my firewall and/or anti-virus. I'm in government and they are both controlled by IT, who would never let that happen.
If I install an old version. I tried installing/uninstalling these past versions, in that order:
The problem went away at version 1.1.383. What has changed in the following versions? There must be some internet-related stuff going in the background that didn't exist in version 1.1.383. Also, since I started to experience these problems only recently although I've used all the other versions before without problems, I suspect my firewall settings must have been changed by ITs with one of their monthly updates. Is there a port or domain RStudio uses in the background and that I can ask IT to unblock?
My version of R is 3.6.1
Thanks a lot in advance.