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So i'm new to the ps4 and seems like when i run a game for example BO4, party options mostly dont open up when hitting the ps button,( this also effects other options! but this is the most urgent one since it effects setting up voicechat etc.)

 

since i know the biggest ps fans are here anyone has any tips to get this running more stable?



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Looks like running safe mode and fixing library fixed it, thanks discord!



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You’re going to have to clarify. When playing a game, and you want to access things like Party Chat, or Friends List, don’t simply tap the PS button. Instead, hold it down. This opens up a quick menu on the side of your screen that is designed to let you get into specific things like messages, friends, party, etc., so you don’t have to essentially pause your game by the going to the main home screen. It’s quick and easy, and never takes you out of the game you’re playing.

Edit: nevermind, you’re having a completely different issue. Glad you were able to fix it. 



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kirby007 said:
Looks like running safe mode and fixing library fixed it, thanks discord!

Hmm perhaps I should try that. Sometimes it feels like have to hold down the ps button forever before the 'quick' menu pops up. Then it finally stutters into view. And that's on the pro. I'm gonna rebuild the library right now!



I've never encountered anything like this on my launch PS4 or PS4 Pro....and fixing the library? Lol. I have no idea what that means, but glad you found a solution to your troubles.



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kirby007 said:
Looks like running safe mode and fixing library fixed it, thanks discord!

What do you mean be fixing the library?

I never had any issues multitasking and I'm also heavily playing BO4 so trying to understand this would help me if this ever happens to me later on.



My ps4 pro seems to run a lot better now with multi tasking, after rebuilding the library. It did mix up the order of my games and throw some things back out of folders. Yet double tap from game to web page and back is instant again and the quick menu also appears quick instead of taking forever.

To rebuild the library (if things feel slow)
- Hold the power button when turning the console on until you hear a second beep. (Turn it all the way off first, not standby)
- Then choose rebuild library from the safe menu that comes up.
It took 10 minutes on my pro in total.

I do heavily take and edit game play videos, have tons of conversations open and browse the web while things are loading or waiting for a race to start. I guess the directory structure gets fragmented over time.



I got around those problems by installing an SSD!

Granted, that's not the cheapest option in the world, but my Pro runs a lot faster now when it comes to multitasking stuff.



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OdinHades said:
I got around those problems by installing an SSD!

Granted, that's not the cheapest option in the world, but my Pro runs a lot faster now when it comes to multitasking stuff.

SSD's are awesome. I have had one in everyone of my PlayStation's since 2010. I have a 4TB in my Pro in the living room.

It always shocks me when I use other peoples systems just how sluggish they are, and the additional load times. I wish Microsoft would have taken a note from Sony and made Upgrading the XBO X drive accessible. 

That said, I still find things can be tuned up every now and then with a rebuild, even with the SSD.



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Waitwaitwait....are you guys talking about a database rebuild? That must be what you mean. Unless it's called a library rebuild in certain countries. Weird countries were people wear hats on their feet.



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