Issue 66925 - Autosaving freezes Writer for a minute
Summary: Autosaving freezes Writer for a minute
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 54204
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-02 09:56 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2006-07-14 13:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description raindrops 2006-07-02 09:56:16 UTC
Reporting for m173, which appears as 2.0.3 in Help>About.

The autosaving process takes almost 55-60 seconds to finish. 

During this entire time, Writer becomes unresponsive. Worse, sometime the
process starts even when I am entering something, and steals focus. After a wait
of 1 minute, I have to carefully inspect which keystrokes go lost, and what's
the effect. 

The problem is complicated by the fact that I cannot type with all fingers while
looking at the screen. As a result, I don't usually come to know when the
autosaving starts all of a sudden, and keep on typing. As a result, a lot of
actions and entered data is lost. 

I am sure a lot of users would be facing the same problem as me.

It should be a background process and should start only when Writer is idle. 

Also see Issue 65634: Although the remedy is the same/similar, the underlying
issues are different. In fact, THIS issue describes one of the officially
recognized GUI bloopers listed in the best seller. See the topic 7.3 here:

Therefore, please do not close this issue as duplicate (may be marked as
"dependent") of Issue 65634.
Comment 1 jack.warchold 2006-07-03 09:08:34 UTC
i can not confirm this here
PIII 700 
1gig Memory
old (and slow) 20gig Hd
just need 1 -3 seconds on a 30 page document

does this happen on a specific dokument? if yes can you send it to me?

set me on cc
Comment 2 raindrops 2006-07-03 14:17:07 UTC
Well, I am working on the same document, so I don't know. Probably large size is
the clue. Mine is 330 pages, >3MB size, with a lot of long tables, headings and
bookmarks. probably all that complexity causes the delay.

BTW just to compare note: The autosaving I am talking of looks same as normal
saving (It says "Saving document..." and then a status bar in the status line.)
But it launches automatically. (The user does not have to launch it).

The document is with mru (private-do not post). 

Comment 3 raindrops 2006-07-03 14:41:14 UTC
Another difference is that the manual save operation saves the document; whereas
the autosave does NOT save it. (It saves only the temp file I suppose).

But even the manual saving takes almost the same time. So once you save the
document, Writer freezes for a minute and you have to wait.

This should not be so frequent, but thanks to frequent crashes, we have to save
our work frequently...
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2006-07-14 13:40:14 UTC
Same as issue 54204.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 54204 ***
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2006-07-14 13:40:42 UTC
Closing duplicate.