Ask Your Question

Selecting files in XP's Windows Explorer lags computer [closed]

asked 2012-08-14 02:08:10 +0200

jaybiz3 gravatar image

updated 2015-10-17 19:16:45 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

When hovering and selecting LO files in Windows Explorer the computer lags which is very noticeable when listening to music. There's no lag on the desktop or in LO's file dialog boxes, there's also no lag when selecting other files (in Win Explorer). Just 2 or 3 days ago I upgraded to LO 3.6 from 3.5 -where I didn't notice this lag.

Is anyone else experiencing this or knows what is happening? Thanks. -Josh (Computer Specs: Win XP SP3 - 1GB Ram - Intel P4 3GHz)

edit retag flag offensive reopen merge delete

Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-17 19:16:57.671352

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2012-08-14 21:47:39 +0200

this post is marked as community wiki

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

It is the LibreOffice integration with the windows explorer shell that allows file previews to be displayed. I notice lags of up to 20+ seconds at times.

ReInstall LibreOffice as a custom installation and change Windows Explorer integration to "DO NOT INSTALL". After you are done, there should be no lag at all.

This worked on WinXP SP3 for myself.

edit flag offensive delete link more


Thanks, cheers, -Josh.

jaybiz3 gravatar imagejaybiz3 ( 2012-08-14 23:53:03 +0200 )edit

Question Tools


Asked: 2012-08-14 02:08:10 +0200

Seen: 172 times

Last updated: Aug 15 '12