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How to modify XMind memory setting?

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2018 10:33AM HKT
Sometimes, XMind might become slow to open, navigate, modify or save a file. And we may get the error message like "Image too large" when exporting a map to other file formats, PDF Map file for example.  In most cases, the mind map has a large scale or many topics. On this condition, XMind may have to require more memory than the default, esp. when you use XMind on some old computers or run many other programs at the same time.

So we share a simple workaround here to enhance XMind performance. Just a few steps below, XMind will work better.


  1. Find out the XMind.ini file,
  2. Open it with a text editor tool,
  3. Modify the numbers in the following three lines to what you see below,
    • -Xms256m
    • -Xmx1024m
    • -XX:MaxPermSize=512m
  4. Save it, and re-launch XMind.  


On Windows and Linux, you will find the XMind.ini file in the folder where XMind is installed. Below is its position on 64 bits Win8.

On Mac OS X, the path is Application folder - XMind (right click) - select Show Package Contents - choose Contents - Eclipse - XMind.ini. And add the three lines file above at the end of the XMind.ini file on Mac OS.

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