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Libre Office 7 slow to open on fast windows 10 PC

asked 2020-08-13 09:32:37 +0200

whistler1 gravatar image

updated 2020-08-13 09:34:12 +0200

Answering my own question. I've had problems with LO being VERY slow to open. It opened fine in safe mode, but when started normally I got a splash screen, then a period of 20 - 40 seconds when it stalled, and was not even showing in task manager.

Finally it opened with thumbnails of recent files. I tried deleting some that were no longer valid - and it crashed.

I didnt want to delete my user profile as there are settings that suit the way I work.

I changed the file history size from the default down to 8 following instructions here (its hardly obvious!) https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questi...

Now it opens almost instantly.

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Please could you look if some files not in the history now, is not accessible. To test if it could be the source of the issue.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2020-08-13 09:41:56 +0200 )edit

good idea, but I cant because the extended file history has been deleted. However I noticed there WERE files that were inaccessible. Trying to remove them from the history caused the crash.

whistler1 gravatar imagewhistler1 ( 2020-08-13 09:49:32 +0200 )edit

BTW, I think something was done lately about that. Do you have an updated version?

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2020-08-13 13:19:44 +0200 )edit

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answered 2021-01-19 22:39:39 +0200

updated 2021-01-19 22:40:51 +0200

For LibreOffice 7 on Windows 10 try:

Tools --> Options --> LibreOffice --> View --> Graphics Output

and disable "Use anti-aliasing".

that´s it.

Long Live LibreOffice.

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answered 2020-08-13 09:34:59 +0200

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So if you have this problem, try changing your file history size. Maybe one of the old files was causing issues, I dont know, but reducing file history did the job.

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Please use the tool add a comment for any post not being an answer to the original question.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-08-13 09:46:23 +0200 )edit

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