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JavaScript React Components (2018) Build Modular Interfaces with Components Using Create React App

Norman Lew
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Norman Lew
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Fan runs loudly when typing

Hi, in this entire module, as I am following along and typing with Guil, my fan starts running loudly. Im using a MacBook. Does anyone know what is going on? I go to the Activity Monitor, and it shows that a process called Bird is taking up most of the CPU when this occurs. When I stop typing, the fan will get quiet again and Bird stops taking up as much resources. Thanks.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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You're not alone, there seems to be a lot of complaints based on a quick web search. It seems to be related to "iCloud". One blogger said you only need to "de-select iCloud Drive in the settings for iCloud".

If that doesn't do it, there's a bit more complicated suggestion in this blog post titled "bird" process is taking over. Or do your own search and you'll find plenty of other articles to review.