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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2010-07-02, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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OpenOffice Speed Tweaks

Open Writer (the new settings will automatically be applied to all the apps) and do the following:
Select Tools -> Options. Select Memory.

Number Of Steps: 20
Use for 128
Memory Per Object: 20
Number Of Objects: 20
Enable Quickstarter: Checked

Select Java.
Use a JRE: Checked (Alternately, Uncheck if you do not have Sun Java installed)
Select the radio button of the appropriate Java Engine if needed.

Click OK
Close OOo

As always your results may vary, so test some different values to try to find the lowest values that will give the best performance for your needs.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2010-09-13, 12:11 PM
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Huge difference, thanks!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2010-09-13, 12:29 PM
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Any idea how well these settings will work for speed-challenged ultra-portables i.e. netbooks?
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These are memory tweaks, so they should not directly affect CPU cycles, but tweaking these values too high can certainly affect the relative performance of the machine. On a performance-challenged machine your mileage will vary depending on how many other things you have running at the same time.

The 128MB of memory specified in the example becomes automatically reserved for OO provided that the Quickstart is selected. If Quickstart is not used, then the first time you open OO the 128MB gets carved out of memory regardless of whether the OO program needs it right then or not.

Therefore, on a machine without lots memory the values should be backed down starting at 128MB down to whatever helps the computer's quickness.

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