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Old 10-03-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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Open Office takes too long to open when no connected to Internet.

The last three days I had no Internet connection. I've verified that open office took much longer to start than when connected. It surely tries to check something to Internet before opening.

Is there a way to avoid this?

Thanks in advance,
Old 10-03-2008, 05:31 AM   #2
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Maybe it's checking for updates? Did you check the preferences window for an option to disable it? (sorry I dont have on this computer, I can't search for it myself)

Btw, this topic could be more suitable in another forum, since it isn't Slackware-specific.

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Old 10-03-2008, 05:37 AM   #3
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What sort of time difference are we talking about? I disconnected my internet and did a rough time count. I got approximately 4 seconds for opening open office writer both connected and disconnected.

Old 10-04-2008, 03:32 PM   #4
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There is an Online Update setting in the Options menu. I'm not sure if that's the problem or not, but I usually like to disable those types of things anyway.
Old 10-04-2008, 09:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies

Thanks friends for your replies.

Mi update options are unchecked. As I can see, having internet or not does not change your open office start time.

I will keep checking my settings but until now I haven't found anything to check or to uncheck.

Thanks again,


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