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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Re: Long Startup Delay
Date Sat, 25 Aug 2012 22:54:23 GMT
On Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:47:19 -0500
B G Scott <> wrote:

> I just installed OO 3.4.1 and the package seems to work well. The only 
> problem noted thus far is that the startup process seems to take an 
> exceptionally long time. I'm driving a Mac Mini with 2Gb of ram at 2GHz 
> and have not experienced long startup delays with any other software. 
> The spinning CD of death is active for so long that I originally thought 
> the package was hung and did a force-quit.
> Long ago, the same problem occurred under MS Windows because they were 
> loading _all_ the fonts before opening access to the software instead of 
> employing a pay-as-you-go approach. Could you be encountering something 
> similar?

Sometimes an abnormal start-up delay is because a file has been printed on a network printer,
and OpenOffice is now trying to connect to that printer.
Rory O'Farrell <>

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