The Glowforge tab in Chrome (latest version) is using 300% CPU (on a 4-core MacBook Pro) while cutting. This seems to be about 299% too high given that it’s not doing much other than monitoring the GF that’s doing all the real work. It’s not happening all the time and I haven’t seen any pattern, but boy is my machine slow when it happens. Since I stay in the same room while the Glowforge is cutting, I use my machine for other things, and this will put a crimp in that.
This may be new; I hadn’t noticed it before. I usually don’t do CPU-intensive things while I’m cutting so may not have noticed, and the GF is loud enough I can’t hear if my laptop fan goes on. I’m in the middle of the biggest job I’ve done in a few weeks, so perhaps this an issue with a recent software update?
The particular job is not complicated. A 12K svg file with 16 cut objects each of which has two etched areas inside it.