I’ve been dealing with some pretty time-consuming performance issues while using Visual Studio inside of Parallels to develop web applications.
I did some performance tweaks to my Parallels VM, but I still had performance issues. I did some further digging and found out that a feature called Browser Link in Visual Studio was causing the slowdown.
While this functionality is great, for me it isn’t worth the performance hit I was seeing.
Visual Studio would use around 32.1% of my CPU, and Chrome would use around 14.3%. As I’m running Windows inside of a virtual machine where the host is also using the CPU, I’ve noticed in the past that anything that uses this much CPU starts to slow down overall machine performance.
After turning off Browser Link..
I now see that Task Manager looks a little more friendly.
Time to get back to work!