Wolf Behrenhoff wrote:
> When starting Gimp (Windows XP, 2.2.8) the progress bar in the "Gimp
> Startup" dialog jumps within 1 second to 50%, remains there for about 35
> seconds (!!) and then goes to 100% in about 2 seconds time.
> The dialog displays:
> Looking for data files
> This is displayed for 35 seconds!! After that, plugins and extensions
> are initialised (that takes only a very short time, just enough so that
> I can read what is done).
> Can someone tell me what the Gimp does when initialising fonts? My
> Windows/Fonts directory contains 240 files. I don't think that is a lot.
> Is there a possibility to find out why the startup process takes so long
> at that point?
> Thanks in advance,
This used to happen to me too. Some kind-soul told me that there in the
c:\documents and settings\user-name\ directory, there will be a
..fonts-cache1 file. Delete that cache and re-start GIMP. First time it
takes a while to make that fonts-cache again, but from 2nd time it
should be pretty normal.
Hope that helped,