Figma Support Forum

Speeding up the FIGMA editor

I’m working on a complex prototype and am finding that the editor is getting really sluggish, to the point that working is becoming frustrating. I’m curious about the things that lead to this sort of slowdown, and whether I can make changes to get the editor to be more responsive. Do any of these slow things down:

  • Lots of nested components & overrides
  • Interactive components beta - I’ve been playing with this, but it’s disabled in the Prototype tab.
  • Lots of layers
  • Lots of & large images
  • Lots of plugins

I’m using a 2020 MacBook Air, 1.2Ghz quad core i7 w/16Gb RAM. It runs Creative Cloud apps pretty well, so I don’t think this entirely an issue of not having MacBook Pro graphics.

Thank You!