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OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:22 pm
by Tipsy
OO v. 4.1.7 on Win10 freeze pretty much every 3rd time I paste with Ctrl V.

Done it for months and on 5 different computers so far.

Is it a bug? Does anyone know a solution?

Re: Open Office Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:30 pm
by RoryOF
What quantity are you Pasting?

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:55 pm
by John_Ha
Almost certainly one of the programs which starts when the PC boots is causing it.

Start the PC in SAFE mode (google for how). Does it now do it? If not, isolate the problem program.

Re: Open Office Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:16 pm
by Tipsy
RoryOF wrote:What quantity are you Pasting?


Usually a few words or a few lines. Very small quantities of text.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:17 pm
by RoryOF
OK - very large quantities might have been causing such a problem. Do what John_Ha suggests.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:22 pm
by Tipsy
John_Ha wrote:Almost certainly one of the programs which starts when the PC boots is causing it.

Start the PC in SAFE mode (google for how). Does it now do it? If not, isolate the problem program.


Windows does only start OO fast opener when it starts. Nothing else is set in the startup. Besides, it is very different computers and one of them is fresh installed Win10. Only Chrome, graphics drivers and Total commander installed so far. But I will try safe mode - thanks.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:23 pm
by John_Ha
John_Ha wrote:Almost certainly one of the programs which starts when the PC boots is causing it.

Clipboard Managers are notorious for causing problems but any program which touches the Windows clipboard can cause problems.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:29 pm
by RoryOF
If Win10 computers, check that they are fully updated.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:55 pm
by Tipsy
Fully upgraded and no clipboard managers/tools.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:27 pm
by RoryOF
You cannot be sure if something is monitoring the clipboard. Start Windows in Safe Mode and see if that fixes the problem while running Windows in Safe Mode.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:29 pm
by John_Ha
Tipsy wrote:Fully upgraded and no clipboard managers/tools.

What happened in the SAFE mode test?

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:49 pm
by Tipsy
I have now tried multiple times in Safe mode and I also tried killing everything irrelevant from the task manager, but OO still freeze when pasting. Not every time, maybe 1/3 to 1/4.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:53 pm
by Tipsy
Will try 4.1.6 now.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:27 pm
by thomasjk
Depending on what version of Windows 10 you are running there is a feature that allows multiple items to be saved in the clipboard. Try turning this feature off. Click Settings-->System-->Clip[board.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:23 pm
by John_Ha
Tipsy wrote:... OO still freeze when pasting. Not every time, maybe 1/3 to 1/4.

What happens if you just leave it? Does it un-freeze after 30 seconds? after 3 minutes?

I am extremely surprised that you still get the problem when you start the PC in Safe Mode. Are you following these instructions: Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10 - Windows Help

But you say you do so try resetting the profile - see Resetting the user profile.

As a final test

1. Uninstall AOO.
2. Rename C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice to C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice_OLD (It is a hidden folder)
3. Download AOO from http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
4. Install AOO.

This gives a completely clean new install so you will be asked to enter your name and initials. If you did not get asked you did not do Step 2.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:10 am
by Tipsy
AOO dies totally. I tried everything. Haven't found a way to provoke the freeze. It seems to freeze when it 'feels like freezing' so it takes a looong time. Had this problem for 6 months and I lost a lot of text. It happens pretty much every time I use AOO for a longer period. I'm dumping this shit now and going Microsoft! I've had it...

Thank you for your help anyway!

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:59 am
by RoryOF
Your computer, your decision, Enjoy.

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:20 am
by Zizi64
AOO dies totally. I tried everything.

Had you tried the LibreOffice?

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:05 pm
by Tipsy
No I havent, but great idea! I will try it! Thanks!

Re: OpenOffice Freeze when pasting

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:47 pm
by Tipsy
Unfortunately Libre Office froze in the exact same situation 5 minutes ago. Trying to paste a block of text and dead...