Bug ID: 126906
Summary: Libre Writer Locks Up Itself and the Whole GNOME
Desktop Upon Pasting Web Page Contents
Version: 188.8.131.52 release
OS: Linux (All)
Libre Office Writer locks up itself and the entire GNOME desktop when you paste
into it the contents of a web page that contains numerous large pictures and
Steps to Reproduce:
I have 64GB of RAM in my laptop. I expect everyone can reproduce this by
strictly following these steps:
1) Allow this page to fully load in firefox (in a new tab):
(wait until the page is finished loading)
2) Click into the page (to give it focus) and then hit ctrl-a (to select all
contents in the page), then hit ctrl-c (coping the entire page's contents into
3) Open LibreOffice writer, and paste your clipboard into a blank page.
>From this point forward, LibreOffice Writer will be unusable, and the whole
GNOME desktop will lock up (for almost a whole minute) each time you try to
navigate the LibreOffice Writer page.
I expect the application to either efficiently handle the task or decline to
handle the task.
User Profile Reset: No
So, this is a bug in LibreOffice Writer for sure; if it can't handle the work,
it should decline it.
Additionally, this is bug in the GNOME desktop, because no single application's
workload should ever be allowed to lock up a multi-task desktop environment.
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