Light Windows programs takes 40 s to load

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Aug 8 11:35:14 EDT 2023

Pardon me if you know this already. Apps that are capable of printing will attempt to connect to the default printer upon launch. Panos is trying to isolate an issue where if the default printer is unresponsive, your app will wait until the process times out before proceeding. In Windows the Print Spooler service is the broker for all print processes. Stopping this service will prevent the long timeout.

If using Windows, pop the Windows menu then start typing the word, “Service”. Once you see “Services” open it, then find the Print Spooler service (the list is Hot Typable but you have to select one of the services first, otherwise just scroll down) the slick the Stop Service button.

BTW I would not use the task manager for this. I do not see either of those names in my tasks. I think the Print Spooler task is actually named Spoolsv.

Bob S

On Aug 8, 2023, at 7:26 AM, Dar Scott via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:

Sure, Panos! Uh, what’s its name?

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