- January 26, 2009 at 12:13 pm #28503
Hi Guys.I have an issue, with how long Open Office takes to open, on my Computer.It is annoying me.Googled this problem, and from what I can see,the last Quick Starter, was released in 2002.Would it be beneficial to download such an old fix? Read of many so called fixes,but need a Gurus advice on what to do to speed it up.Read this, but not sure about the Java changes,or even what to do.Any help appreciated,as this slowness in opening, is spoilingJanuary 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm #30997
I haven't experienced such problems with OpenOffice personally, though I will admit I don't even have it installed at the moment. Not that there is anything wrong with it, its just that I have Microsoft Office, and for the rare times I use any of the abilities of either suite, its never mattered to me enough to get round to downloading it again. There was a time when I had much more use for office software though and I was using OpenOffice at that time. There is no doubt that OpenOffice is much more versatile. I'll probably get around to installing it again one day!Disabling the Java may help, but the first question I would ask is.. do you actually have the quickstart working? Quickstart loads with windows and leaves a process running which aids OpenOffice to open quickly. If you have been removing stuff from your Windows startup processes, in order to load Windows faster, then is it possible that you have removed the OpenOffice quickstart from startup? That would certainly slow OpenOffice considerably.January 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm #30998
Thanks Dak.Does Quickstart come down with the Open Office install,or is Quickstart a seperate download?I have a lot of stuff, disabled on startup.What exactly am I looking for,that I may have disabled? Thanks. 🙂If I got to a Text File, in Documents and Open,it takes ages for it to appear,in Open Office.By disabling Java,do you mean to Disable "SunJavaUpdateSched---Jusched.exe" entry on startup?January 26, 2009 at 6:19 pm #30999
If Quickstart is enabled, you will see an OpenOffice icon in the system tray, near the clock, even without opening OpenOffice. If its not there at all times, then Quickstart is not loaded.The item in startup which you may have disabled is Quickstart.exe Its part of OpenOffice, and it installs in startup by default on installation. If you have disabled this, then just enable it.Restart your system, and Quickstart should have loaded with Windows (the icon should now be visible in the system tray).Open something and see if it's made any difference. If not, try the Java as below.To start OpenOffice quickstart with Windows.Open OpenOffice.Right-Click on the icon which, now that you have opened OpenOffice, will be in the system tray.Check the 'Load OpenOffice during system startup' option.Restart your system, then open something with OpenOffice and see if it has made any difference.If that doesn't work, then try disabling Java support for OpenOffice.Only do this if you feel you need to. I am not sure what Java is used for in OpenOffice, but obviously if you have disabled Java then some features will no longer work. I'll have to research that..To disable Java for Open Office.Open OpenOfficeClick Tools / Options / OpenOffice / Java / Deselect "Use Java"Close OpenOffice, then try to open something again. See if that has helped it load faster.Something to remember here is that OpenOffice will always be slower to open than Microsoft Office, no matter what you do. The reason for this is that Microsoft Office is in fact a group of programs, and only the required one will open. OpenOffice is a single program with all of the functions built in, and it will start all of those functions every time you open it. This obviously takes longer!You'll also need to note.. adding this item to startup will mean Windows will take slightly longer to load. Hope this helps 🙂January 27, 2009 at 6:46 am #31000
Thanks again,Dak. I am at a loss here, as I cant find Open Office in the Start ups,or in the System Tray/Task Bar.The screen shot below, shows it is open and running. ThisJanuary 27, 2009 at 6:59 am #31001
your screenshot shows, 3rd from the bottom, quickstart.exe. You'll notice it has an OpenOffice icon next to it.January 27, 2009 at 7:22 am #31002
I suffer from bad eyesight, and couldn't see it,Sorry. I have enabled Quikstart, and Snagit now.Start up time won't bother me, as I seldom shut down,so that's OK.Been a great help,Dak. 🙂January 27, 2009 at 7:25 am #31003
You're welcome 🙂The big question is, has it helped?Now that you have them enabled, restart, make sure the icon is visible in the system tray, and try to open something with OpenOffice. Does it open faster?January 27, 2009 at 7:31 am #31004
Just Tested Open Office. Opens much much faster, and the Open Office Icon, is now in the System Tray.Thanks for all your Help,Dak. 🙂The time to open a File now is 1 second,compared to 6-8 Seconds previous.January 27, 2009 at 7:33 am #31005January 27, 2009 at 5:50 pm #31006
Wow, the great stuff I learn every day!January 28, 2009 at 12:20 am #31007
Dak you are great at finding answers when you don't even use the program… You are amazing !!!
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