I am not sure how to explain this behavior. I am working on a project currently, so I am constantly downloading files and have Hazel sort it for me and then I begin working.
Odd Behavior 1 - When the files hit the Download folder, there’s a hazel rules that moves them to other folders based on file extension. There’s almost a good one minute delay where I can see on Finder that both files are listed on the source and destination folder.
Odd Behavior 2 - I use the Meta app to rename files, id3 tags, etc. I will rename bulk files (max of 10 at a time) and it takes another good minute until the files begin to rename one by one after pressing enter.
Is there any way I can try to assess and see what’s going on?
I don’t typically reboot my mac mini (m1)
It has the max I was able to purchase 16GB
I keep most apps open that I am working on for the day open (Safari, Chrome, Omnifocus, WhatsApp, DevonThink, Goodnotes, 1Password, Spark, Slack, Craft, Discord, Ulysses, PDF Expert, Drafts, Pocket, Transmit, Meta)
I’ve seen some delay occasionally in file changes I’ve made not showing up immediately in a Finder window (M1 MacBook Air running macOS Monterey). The Finder window always “catches up” but it is a little disconcerting for a moment.
I put it down to a design pattern called “lazy evaluation” where a programmer attempts to speed up a larger process by caching intermediate results and only updating when actually needed. It’s an optimization that doesn’t always work.
Have you asked the Hazel question on the Noodlesoft forum? The developer (and other users) are very helpful in explaining how to resolve errors and troubleshoot problems with Hazel rules. Michael’s knowledge of macOS is very deep.