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Hello,

Since Affinity Photo v2, I noticed an increase time to launch the application, I find this very frustrating, I don't know it's me or the software or my internet connexion.

I am on a AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 4.05 GHz with 32 Gb of RAM, Windows 11 Pro, and it take 2 min and 10 sec to launch, and this is after a second launch (so windows already cached the application files) !! I remembered the v1 took onyl some seconds.

While theses 2 minutes, the task manager register no activity of the processor, the RAM stay at 190 Mb, I don't know what is it doing in all this time.

 

Is a way to check what step is during to long in the initialization process ? Is there a server check that don't work well of something similar ?

Thanks,

 

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On my system it takes 8 or 9 seconds.... maybe too many fonts... 

-- Window 11 - 32 gb - Intel I7 - 8700 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
-- iPad Pro 2020 - 12,9 - 256 gb - Apple Pencil 2 -- iPad 9th gen 256 gb - Apple Pencil 1
-- Macbook Air 15"

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I have just 82 fonts, most of them are default system, I only installed about 10.

I work on SSD and have a Nvidia GTX 980 Ti.

I enabled/disabled OpenCL usage in the preferences but it don't changes anything.

 

I also tried to Ctrl + launch the software, check all the boxes and clear all of them, it still take 2 min to launch.

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22 minutes ago, CésarV said:

because I had a very large file in the backups preferences folder

But this would have to be reflected in the increased activity of working with the disk.

Affinity Store (MSI/EXE): Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 2.3.1.2217
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080, Windows 11 Pro, Version 23H2, Build 22631.2506.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080, Windows 11 Pro, Version 23H2, Build 22631.2506.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200, Windows 10 Pro, Version 21H1, Build 19043.2130.

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