Help with XCode being busy with every movement

App Development and Programming
I am new to XCode, and am experiencing an issue where VoiceOver says XCode busy everytime I move between an item or group. After 30 or 45 seconds it will say XCode ready and then speak what I have moved to. It makes it very hard to get anything done. Does anyone know what may be causing this and how I can resolve it? I am using XCode 5.0.2 on the latest Mac Mini running Mavericks. The Mac Mini has 16 GB of RAM, no other apps are running, and I have also experienced this problem with XCode 4 on the same Mac running Mountain Lion. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Submitted by mehgcap on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hello, Sorry you never got any responses. I only recently found out how to fix this, and only just saw your post today as I was searching for something else.

In Xcode, turn on the Organizer Window (cmd-shift-2 I believe). It will pop up, and you can move between it and your project with cmd-accent, like any windows in a Mac app. The strange part is that, once you move to the Organizer Window and then back again, the busy problems will go away for a while, sometimes quite a while. When you find the problem coming back, just switch to the Organizer Window and then back - leave that window open all the time. I have no clue why this works, but it does, at least for me and a few others. Also, please email Apple Accessibility and tell them about this issue. From what I understand, it is a recent problem, so hopefully they will have it fixed soon.

Submitted by Kelly on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In reply to by mehgcap

Thank you so much for the suggestion. I will give it a try as soon as I have a chance. I had called the accessibility number, but they basically said XCode was outside of the scope of what they could help with. I will email Apple Accessibility and keep my fingers crossed that the problem is fixed with the XCode 5.1 release.

I am using xcode 5 in Montain Lion. Everytime xcode gets busy I press cmd + tab and then cmd + tab again and the problem goes away. Please do try the suggestions and report it back .. curious to see if it worked.

Submitted by Kelly on Sunday, March 2, 2014

In reply to by mehgcap

I tried the suggestion of turning on the Organizer Window and using cmd-accent to move to the Organizer Window and back to my project when Xcode is busy. Unfortunately, it appears to fix the problem for a maximum of only a few seconds before Xcode returns to busy.

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Monday, March 3, 2014

At this point write apple accessibility and see what happens from there.