NOTE: There is a simpler solution on comment section below by change settings on Postman GUI.
I've been using Postman for almost a full year to do API testing, then I came across this problem. When I turned on the laptop and opened Postman, the loading process never finished.
I immediately panicked because I had a need to work on a team project, where there was a need to share Postman tests, which resulted in everyone having to use postman as a tool to do API testing.
I feel weird because it's never been like this before, I think maybe because of internet problem. I tried changing the internet connection but the result is still the same. Then I tried restarting the laptop, but the result is still the same.
I tried to find various solutions on google. It turned out to be one of the common topics among Postman users. But in some discussions that I found not really discussing until it was able to solve the problem (and that made me even more panicked). Finally I found a way (sorry I forgot the source) and after I tried, it's worked.
The method is quite simple, namely by adding an environment variable with the name POSTMAN_DISABLE_GPU and giving it a value of false. After that restart postman, and it's done.
- Press start (windows) then search for
Edit the system environment variables
- Then click the
Environment Variables...button on bottom.
- In the
System variablessection, click
- Fill the
variable namecolumn with
POSTMAN_DISABLE_GPU, and the
variable valuecolumn with
OKon all windows.
- Restart your Postman desktop client.
After further investigation, it turns out that this problem can occur at any time unexpectedly. It's about GPU compatibility, but I'm not sure what the details are.
That's what I can share regarding my experience dealing with Postman stuck on the loading screen on Windows 10. Thank you for reading this article to the end. Help others who have the same problem by share this article.