Bug 86403 - Writer frequently freezes, always on Edit Paste
Summary: Writer frequently freezes, always on Edit Paste
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2014-11-17 18:08 UTC by David Jung
Modified: 2015-10-14 19:48 UTC (History)
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Description David Jung 2014-11-17 18:08:47 UTC
The Writer application frequently freezes for several minutes, during which the UI is not redrawn.  It typically starts responding though sometimes requires killing from the Task Manager.

It always happens when selecting Edit -> Paste Special...
It often happens on CTRL-V (Paste) - perhaps depending on the content of the clipboard.
Sometimes happens when just editing or moving the insertion point within the document.

Possibly relevant: I have a Cygwin X11 server running and often copy & paste back and forth between X11 windows and MSWin windows, though the freezing also happens when just copying from native MSWin applications into Writer (e.g. Chrome, Notepad++)

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Libreoffice (build ID bc356b2f991740509f321d70e4512a6a54c5f243)
Comment 1 raal 2015-02-26 08:55:57 UTC

Hello David,

Thank you for reporting the bug. I can not confirm with LO, win7. Unfortunately without clear steps to reproduce it, we cannot track down the origin of the problem. Please provide a clearer set of step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce the problem. For example what text are you copying, or which www page. what you choose after paste special - unformatted text, HTML, RTF? Thank you.

Setting to needinfo.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:56:29 UTC
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This NEEDINFO message was generated on: 2015-09-03
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:48:56 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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Your bug report is being closed as INVALID due to inactivity and a lack of information which is needed in order to accurately reproduce and confirm the problem. We encourage you to retest your bug against the latest release. If the issue is still present in the latest stable release, we need the following information (please ignore any that you've already provided):

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Message generated on: 2015-10-14