126.96.36.199 x64 under Win 8.1x64.
Installs fine. Open Impress, open Master Slide View panel, wait for available master slides to appear. Slides don't appear after a 10 or 15 minute wait - during this time all menu dropdown panels are blank so any attempt to close Impress normally fails and I have to close via Task Manager.
Uninstalled and re-installed cleanly. Same problem that renders Impress unusable.
Looks very similar to bug 91635 which is labelled Resolved but not in my case.
Created attachment 117438 [details]
master pages panel screenshot
retested under Win8.1 x64 using LibO 188.8.131.52 (x64)
Build ID: cf112dc905650fb985306a7a03d2fe3fcc6c978f
Versione locale: en-US (it_IT)
now I understand better what the bug is about though I'm not still reproducing it 100%.
the master page panel thumbnails do not load immediately and I see a "loading preview" text instead of them... this is a regression towards the 4.4.x branch.
the thumbs do not generate event after waiting some minutes but I've found a workaround... just click on another panel, then move back to the master pages panel and you'll see all the thumbnails.
see my attached screenshot.
what I still don't see is the issue of the dropdown menu panels? would you please upload a screenshot so I can exactly see what you mean?
my PC has an AMD A8 processor, AMD Radeon R5 graphic card, 8 GB RAM and Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G Disk.
would you please tell your system's specification?
I also can close Impress immediately even when the thumbs are still not loaded yet.
Created attachment 117450 [details]
Impress master slides stuck. Dropdown box empty
Created attachment 117451 [details]
Can't close Impress normally with master slide viewer stuck
thanks for screenshots. I confirm I don't see those issues on my PC.
did you try resetting the user profile?
see instructions here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile
I see something strange with the first icons of the toolbar which don't match the Breeze theme (which is not the default theme on Windows) so I suspect that the old profile was not purged after uninstalling and reinstalling
and please, tell your system specs as asked in comment 2.
you can use Speccy to do that:
It crashes for me when I try to close LibO. Unknown exception. I'm not sure, how to get a backtrace..
Something is not right, so setting to NEW.
Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: 184.108.40.206.alpha1+
Build ID: 902255645328efde34ddf62227c8278e8dd61ff0
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-07-30_03:52:07
Locale: en-US (fi_FI)
Seems to work now. We can always change back to NEW, if it happens again.
This seems to be related: bug 94370