Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2005-10-27

I just picked up this incredible tip from a Slashdot comment and MUST share it with all of you. If you use OpenOffice like I do, you love it for what it does, but HATE it’s speed deficiency. Well, just open up OO and go to Tools->Options->Java and UNCHECK the box labeled “Use a Java runtime environment” and then restart OpenOffice. Notice anything? I noticed about a 400% faster startup – cutting my time from 20 seconds or more down to less than 5 seconds. Unbelieveable really. OO just wastes too much time at startup getting the JRE loaded into memory. Apparently Java is used for some backend scripting. I have a hunch I’ll never even know it’s missing.

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Matt on 31 October, 2005 at 5:30 pm #

Are you running 1.1.4?

Justin on 31 October, 2005 at 5:37 pm #

Negative. A 2.0 beta of some sort. I need to get around to upgrading to the official 2.0 release. That tip should work on ANY version though.

Matt on 1 November, 2005 at 11:37 pm #

Weird…I have no ‘java’ option. Unless I’m blind, it’s just not there.

I checked it all.

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