Bug 46507 - Quickstarter also should be used for FILEOPEN from File Explorer
Summary: Quickstarter also should be used for FILEOPEN from File Explorer
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-23 04:12 UTC by sebastien.ramage
Modified: 2015-01-27 10:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Proof of concept to open file using quickstarter from file explorer (1.86 KB, application/zip)
2012-09-21 07:17 UTC, sebastien.ramage

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Description sebastien.ramage 2012-02-23 04:12:58 UTC
Problem description: 

On windows :
Quickstater really speedup the startup when creating new document using the tray icon but not using the desktop or start menu icon.
Looking in the task manager I saw that a new instance of soffice.exe/soffice.bin is created each time

Steps to reproduce:
1. Enable quickstarter in Options and restart LibreOffice to view the libreoffice tray icon.
2. Try create a new document from the tray icon : it's fast and look into the task manager, only one instance of soffice.exe/soffice.bin
3. Try to open LibreOffice using the desktop icon or by double clicking on a ODS file : it's slow and look in the task manager a new instance of soffice.exe/soffice.bin is working and disappearing when the window appears.

Current behavior:
Don't reuse an allready started soffice instance. so startup is always slow

Expected behavior:
Must reuse the allready started soffice instance to speed up 

Platform (if different from the browser): Windows XP
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2
Comment 1 sebastien.ramage 2012-02-24 00:00:26 UTC
My fault, this bug has been solved in 3.5, I was testing on 3.4.4
Comment 2 sebastien.ramage 2012-03-06 07:29:36 UTC
The problem still exists in libreoffice 3.5.
Startup time is shorter than in 3.4.4 but Quickstarter isn't used when I try to open a existing document by double-clicking on it or using the desktop icon
Comment 3 sebastien.ramage 2012-08-21 09:38:57 UTC
The bug is still here in LibreOffice 3.6

This speed problem is a major obstable to migrate from MS Office to LibreOffice, I think it should be taken in consideration.

If the quickstart tray icon is started, opening a file by double-clicking on it should do the same as using the open function from tray icon.
Starting a new scalc instance from Windows Start menu should do the same as using "new spreadsheet" from tray icon
Comment 4 sebastien.ramage 2012-09-21 07:17:19 UTC
Created attachment 67476 [details]
Proof of concept to open file using quickstarter from file explorer

Attached a proof of concept to open file using quickstarter from file explorer
Tested on LibreOffice 3.6 but should work on any release

To use it, execute install_LO_faststart.cmd to made change in windows registry
and simply try to open a file by double-clicking in Windows Explorer

To restore the registry, simply execute uninstall_LO_faststart.cmd
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2014-11-02 16:31:31 UTC
Please don't set your own bug importance to get more attention to your report. This is an enhancement request, not a bug. Please don't change it again.

Also setting to UNCONFIRMED as QA has not confirmed that the request is valid. Marking as such.
Comment 6 retired 2015-01-24 22:47:27 UTC
Sebastien: Could you please retry and see if the bug persists with 4.4.2:

If it does, please set the bug back to unconfirmed.
Comment 7 Zoran 2015-01-27 10:11:20 UTC
I have tried the quickstarter in LO / Win32
and it WORKED!

Starting Writer (new document from desktop icon or opening existing document from file explorer, not from quickstartet popup menu)
quickstarter off - 7-8 seconds
quickstarter on - 2-3 seconds!

As far asi I can tell, the bug has been solved, thanks!