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Topic Title: Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?
Topic Summary: Is it vocabulary or command count that slows down initialization
Created On: 05/19/2022 02:19 PM
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 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - kkkwj - 05/19/2022 02:19 PM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - Ag - 05/19/2022 07:01 PM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - Stephan Kuepper - 05/20/2022 08:18 AM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - kkkwj - 05/21/2022 10:28 PM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - R. Wilke - 05/22/2022 08:26 AM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - Ag - 05/22/2022 11:32 AM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - R. Wilke - 05/22/2022 11:47 AM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - kkkwj - 05/22/2022 02:35 PM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - monkey8 - 05/23/2022 11:20 AM  
 Dragon Initialization Time Drivers?   - R. Wilke - 05/22/2022 04:35 PM  
 05/21/2022 10:28 PM
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At the behest of Ag, I went in search of my Dragon.log file at C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15\logs\me\dragon.log. It was 25MB in size, mostly filled with tens of thousands of CommandRobot error messages (can't find an RPC server that is looking for). I made another post about that; Lindsay showed me how to delete the log file years ago, but I keep forgetting to delete it as a part of regular maintenance.

I found a couple of error messages complaining about no read access to C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15\[Data, User] folders, so I removed the read-only properties on the folders themselves, but that did nothing. I found a dozen SetList failed operations (posted on another thread), but they are not slowing the boot time down.

I did find a line in the log that said it took 14 seconds to load the "compatibility modules," whatever they are. Maybe for Office Apps? I have disabled all commands for Office apps except for Word - turning that one off kills the utility of Dragon in word, even for me (and I have several hundred custom Word commands for things). Anyhow, the CM compatibility modules take 14 or 15 seconds. Does anyone know how to disable them? I'm hoping the 15 seconds is not just for Word alone! :-)

2022-05-21|19:06:18.275| LEGACY|27060|13556|I|LOG (Perf): Time to add CM support for {dd100203-6205-11cf-ae61-0000e8a28647} = 2066 msec
2022-05-21|19:06:18.283| LEGACY|27060|23276|I|LOG (Perf): Loading of compatibility modules took 14496 msec

I timed the initialization boot time on my machine (tons of CPU and memory available) for a fresh profile and my normal profile (250 custom commands, probably a few hundred custom words and phrases). I also timed the main profile with Google open with 60 tabs. The timings show not much difference at all among any of those combinations. In all cases, Word, Outlook, and Excel were closed. And these timings were done with a new log file 100kb in size.)

00:00 Go!
00:25 Initializing... message appears (in all scenarios, between 23 and 25 seconds)
00:30 Completed (blue ready button shows for the fresh profile)

00:41 Completed (blue ready button shows for my main profile, so 10 seconds to load my commands and vocabulary)
00:33 Completed (blue ready button shows for my main profile after shutting down and redoing the line above. 8 seconds faster. Why? I don't know.)

00:35 Completed (blue ready button shows for main profile plus Google open with 60 tabs; Google made no difference at all)


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