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Author Topic: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?  (Read 2499 times)

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Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« on: June 29, 2009, 08:23:59 AM »
Hi,

I never use plugins with FARR, and with recent versions, whenever I type pause or ctrl+space, the history window opens but spends quite some time reading the plugins.  I would just like to have the history right away.  I have seen nowhere how to disable plugins ?  Is is possible, and if yes, would this speed up the first history display ?  Thanks.


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Re: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 08:32:13 AM »
you can disable plugins from the options tab about plugins.. but plugins shouldn't be doing anything when you bring up farr window showing history, so i doubt that is the cause.

you can easily test though by exiting farr, removing all plugins and moving them to some other directory, and restarting -- just to make sure they are not the cause.

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Re: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 08:36:26 AM »
if your history is *always* slow at being shown.. that is a clue in one direction, as is easier to diagnose.  if its only rarely slow to show, then the problem is more difficult to diagnose.  if you want to email me about it we might try to figure it out offline and then report back on this thread what we find.

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Re: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 09:26:35 AM »
I have also noticed this issue. The first time when I open FARR, after the computer boots, it searches for plugins for between 0.5 and 1 second.

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Re: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 09:29:22 AM »
when you mean it "searches for plugins".. do you mean that the statusbar says its searching plugins for that time? is that how you are concluding that the delay is due to plugins?

if so.. it's probably one specific plugin doing that.. see if you can figure out which one..

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Re: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 09:37:50 AM »
Yes, I forgot to mention that Farr displays searching plugins in the status bar for 1-2 seconds, then only after opens the history.  And I have checked the plugins : I have none installed !!!

Maybe it's the history display that takes time, and the search plugins is displayed as long as the history is  not ready ?  My history settings below...

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Re: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 10:11:23 AM »
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Maybe it's the history display that takes time, and the search plugins is displayed as long as the history is  not ready ?

this could in fact be the case.. i will check and fix it if so, so we can better get a handle on it.
you might try shortening the # of items to keep in your past history to see if that solves it.

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Re: Faster startup by disabling plugins ?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 10:27:35 AM »
Using 24/32/32 instead of the previous values for normal/extended/grow dramatically improves response time. Now the history is displayed almost instantly...  Thanks !
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