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.
Lots and lots of stuff going on. Some timer firing with 20 ms intervals apparently.
Not really much should be going on. At most the ten second timer you see in other situations.
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(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.)
Maybe bug 114839 ?
Maybe, but that bug is Mac-specific. Especially that blinking aqua stuff;)
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?)
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