Problem with slow opening of card 2

Stgoldberg at Stgoldberg at
Mon Dec 18 07:37:10 EST 2006

In a message dated 12/18/06 6:29:08 AM, 
use-revolution-request at writes:

> > I know this issue has been raised in the past, but bring it up once more 
> with
> > the hope that someone may have a resolution.   The problem is that after
> > using my Mac to create a standalone and then transferring the Windows 
> standalone
> > version to a Windows computer, the intial opening screen may open in a
> > reasonable time, but on trying to go to the next card with a simple "Go 
> Next" command,
> > there is a significant delay in going to that card.   After going to that
> > second card, the program performs quickly in going from card to card.   
> Why is
> > there this delay and how can it be avoided?
> > It doesn't seen related to whether or not there are any substacks, since 
> the
> > problem exists when there are no substacks and also exists when the size 
> of
> > the stack is relatively small.
> > It has been suggested that perhaps it takes some time for the program to
> > fully load.   However, I tried the following unsuccessfully:
> > a. I tried waiting some time before clicking on the "Go Next" button, but
> > there still was a delay in going to that second card.
> > b.   Considering that there may be a delay in loading the program fully 
> until
> > one makes the move to that second card, I wrote the following script:
> >
> > On openStack
> > set lockscreen to true
> > go next
> > go prev
> > set lockscreen to false
> > end openStack
> >
> > However, the delay persists.   Any ideas?   Thanks.
My problem does not seem related to whether there are images or sounds on 
card 2. It is the same problem even if there are no images or sounds within the 
standalone.   Also, I cannot see it being specific to any other content on card 
2 since the problem exists   in a variety of standalones which are quite 
different.   Is this a known problem in Revolution?   If not, perhaps it's 
something about my Windows computer (which tends to run slowly in general) rather 
than Revolution.   My concern is that I need to distribute these standalones to 
Windows users and it can be frustrating waiting for that second card to open.   
I've tried to alleviate the problem partially by setting the cursor to watch 
until the second card loads.
Steve Goldberg

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