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.
Don't reuse an allready started soffice instance. so startup is always slow
Must reuse the allready started soffice instance to speed up
Platform (if different from the browser): Windows XP
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My fault, this bug has been solved in 3.5, I was testing on 3.4.4
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
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
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
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.
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.
I have tried the quickstarter in LO 188.8.131.52 / 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!