I am using an Intel Core i5 desktop PC, running Ubuntu 13:04.
The LibreOffice 4022 Writer screen constantly 'greys and freezes' and responds very slowly and/or erratically when handling embedded graphic images. Scrolling pages constantly cause the screen to freeze. A five page document, with about 10 small graphic images, is almost impossible to edit.
I have had this problem with a previous version of LibreOffice and thought it may have been an incorrect configuration setting but was unable to find a solution so ended up using an alternative text editor. I have not been able to find anyone else mentioning this problem, which seems to me a real frustrating show stopper.
I hope you can help as I think this is a great product in all other respects.
I can confirm this issue with LO 22.214.171.124, though I have a 300 page document with 0-6 images on every page and 50MB size. On scrolling, every few pages LO 4.1 freezes (with one processor core on full load) for about 10-20 seconds.
I consider this a major problem since, as Larry noted, in practice this makes Writer almost unusable with such document.
LO 3.6.3, which I had previously installed, behaved *much* better in this respect. I never had issues so far with this document until now. I just uninstalled 4.1 and re-installed 3.6.3 and indeed there are no similar issues.
Note that the document also initially loads about 5-10 times longer with LO 126.96.36.199 than with LO 3.6.3. (In 3.6. the progress bars just fly by, in 4.1 you can watch them move from left to right.)
Win7, 64 Bit, Intel Core2-i5 Notebook with SSD
-> Platform/OS independent issue?
I just see, there is already issue 63433 open with the same issue and more progress. Marking it as duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 63433 ***