Is there any way to tweak ArcMap to make the loading of the Symbol Selector and Symbol Editor dialogs faster?
I have a lot of symbols in my style files and I want to keep it that way since it is essential for my workflow. I understand that style files are access mdb databases so i compacted them but that didn't help although it did reduce the size of the databases. There is a lot of lag (5 - 6 seconds) between clicking the "Change Symbol" in the "Properties dialog" and another 5 - 6 seconds between clicking the "Edit Symbol" button in the "Symbol Selector" and the Editor dialog coming up.
Another place where things get quite slow is editing custom symbols, especially complex symbols composed of many layers - the properties in the Symbol Property editor take a while to refresh and it refreshes after every single change.
I am planning on going through my symbols library and purge any that are unused but i have doubts it will help much. This is a common issue even in with a new install of ArcGIS with only the dafault style file.
Does anyone know a way to fix this?