Infinite sketch compilation time

Hello everybody
I'm new to Arduino and I'm starting from scratch
i am following several tutorials, i installed the software and i want to do wifi search example. but when I press compile .... "I'm compiling the sketch" it stays for minutes .... 20 ... and doesn't get to the end
I don't even get to the first upload .... :frowning:
Windows 10 64bit
ide arduino 1.8.13

Does the simple BLINK program compile quickly?

If not then it would probably be a good idea to re-install the Arduino IDE.

If the BLINK program does compile quickly then it suggests there is an error in the problem program that is confusing the Arduino IDE (rather than the compiler).


Fixed by installing 1.8.11