Writer stalls inordinately while loading web linked images

Images in content copied from a web browser are pasted as links using the source image url.

Loading these images takes so long it should be marked as a fault.

Similar to: Writer Not Responding when paste an Image copied from the web

The solutions offered there are irrelevant to the problem.

Is it possible to configure the LibreOffice http client? I assume it’s calling a library function, something like curl, correct?

Build ID: 64390860c6cd0aca4beafafcfd84613dd9dfb63a
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3

There are two problems with remote image loading on my setup:

  1. it stalls the UI.
  2. it takes a very long time.

1 seems to be a coding issue. Surely downloading the image should happen in a background thread, and alert the UI and document view via a callback event.

2 may be OS dependent , since it requires network operations. I wonder what’s going on under the hood. For example, what libraries / system calls are involved? Maybe the application is renegotiating or reloading services for each image? Whatever, there seems to be a problem on my system, but I’d prefer not to investigate it myself… :smiley: