Bug 117744 - Insane amount of stuff going on while user doing nothing in the Character dialog (both Linux and macOS at least)
Summary: Insane amount of stuff going on while user doing nothing in the Character dia...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: framework (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Character-Dialog
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Reported: 2018-05-22 15:24 UTC by Tor Lillqvist
Modified: 2021-06-19 03:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Tor Lillqvist 2018-05-22 15:24:04 UTC
Run a development build of LibreOffice with SAL_LOG=+TIMESTAMP+INFO.vcl+INFO.framework+INFO.sfx2 instdir/program/soffice --writer . Right-click and select the Character... entry. Move focus to some control that doesn't even cause any caret to blink. Watch the fireworks.

Actual Results:  
Lots and lots of stuff going on. Some timer firing with 20 ms intervals apparently. 

Expected Results:
Not really much should be going on. At most the ten second timer you see in other situations.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_4) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.1 Safari/605.1.15
Comment 1 Tor Lillqvist 2018-05-22 17:23:39 UTC
(Although actually it seems that at least in master, on Linux, in an idle state in Writer, you get some activity every half second or so. (Which still is much less often than every 20 ms.) Probably the blinking caret. The ten second thing was when no document is open, and not the Start Centre either, and that was on a Mac.)
Comment 2 Telesto 2018-05-22 17:57:12 UTC
Maybe bug 114839 ?
Comment 3 Tor Lillqvist 2018-05-22 18:00:42 UTC
Maybe, but that bug is Mac-specific. Especially that blinking aqua stuff;)
Comment 4 Tor Lillqvist 2018-05-22 18:05:01 UTC
Note that I have no understanding what that SfxBindings thing is, and why code in there needs to be invoked every 20 ms while the user is staring at the Characters... dialog. (Or other modal dialogs?)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2018-06-18 07:45:04 UTC
I believe you -> NEW
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2019-06-19 02:48:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2021-06-19 03:55:00 UTC
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