I writing a patch that uses a simple shell Applescript app I made that closes a pdf file and opens a new pdf file in Preview mode on an Apple.
When the pd switches to the Applescript to close and then open pdfs, there is a digital click and pause in the smooth running of the program. Because this is obviously undesirable, I am wondering if I can do something to alleviate this problem.
Is it the Shell command?
Is it the nature of using Shell?
Is it that the computer leaves pd as the active window for a brief moment?
Is it that Preview is closed then opened again?
I can add the patch I created if that is needed to get to the bottom of this, but am wondering if there are any quick fixes to expand the dedication of the CPU to pd to avoid digital artifacts in performance.