[Libreoffice-bugs] [Bug 46436] New: LibreOffice Startup Times

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Wed Feb 22 11:26:56 CET 2012


             Bug #: 46436
           Summary: LibreOffice Startup Times
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: LibreOffice
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: x86-64 (AMD64)
        OS/Version: Cygwin
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: major
          Priority: medium
         Component: Libreoffice
        AssignedTo: libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: weasel123 at mailinator.com

On every single machine I have ever installed Libreoffice it can take anywhere
between 10 to 20 seconds to first startup Libreoffice. This is a very long time
indeed for any program to take to startup. Even with the normal tips to make
things start quicker such as enabling the quickstarter, reducing the amount of
memory etc etc, it still takes ages.

However, I have found a way of reducing the loading time significantly. Way
much more than anything else that has been suggested. 

Simply stopping the logo from starting up significantly reduced startup times:

 Before removing logo on my 64 bit Windows:
 Initial startup time (ie from a fresh boot) = 16 seconds
 Starting up any office document after that = 6 seconds

 After removing logo on my 64 bit Windows:
 Initial startup time (ie from a fresh boot) = 9 seconds
 Starting up any office document after that = 3 seconds

 Removing the logo/splash screen is easy:

 Go to C:\ Program files\Libre Office\Program [if your on a 64 bit version of
windows, that would be Program Files (x86)]

 Open up soffice.ini which will look something like this:


 Change the Logo=1 to Logo=0. Then save - remember if your on Windows 7 or
Vista, you will have to save the document to somewhere else, eg the desktop,
then copy it into the directory replacing it over the other one as Notepad does
not have administrative rights.

So my bug is  basically that the logo is taking too long to load. I don't know
what it is about that logo, but whatever it is, its causing significant extra
time on the loading time of Libreoffice and I suspect OpenOffice, and that
loading time is definitely a factor why many people will switch away from it.

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