[SOLVED] Inkscape no longer wants to open.

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Jesse4060
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[SOLVED] Inkscape no longer wants to open.

Postby Jesse4060 » Mon May 20, 2019 2:37 pm

I have no idea why, but now all of the sudden, Inkscape no longer opens... sorta.

I double-click to open it, wait a bit... and nothing happens. So, I opened up Task Manager to see if it shows up, and it does in "Background Processes." Can't do anything else but close it.

I've tried restarting my PC, fully shutting it down for like an hour, even reinstalling Inkscape but nothing worked. Couldn't find anything else, so now I come here asking what the heck I do to fix this. I recently got a drawing tablet too, shame I can't even use it with the program I'm most comfortable using now. :/
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druban
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Re: Inkscape no longer wants to open.

Postby druban » Mon May 20, 2019 2:43 pm

Did you upgrade to the Windows next version preview that came out recently - creators or something? You can check in your update logs. Also when you reinstalled did you uninstall first? did you delete your inkscape folder from your users folder first?
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Re: Inkscape no longer wants to open.

Postby Jesse4060 » Mon May 20, 2019 2:56 pm

druban wrote:Did you upgrade to the Windows next version preview that came out recently - creators or something? You can check in your update logs. Also when you reinstalled did you uninstall first? did you delete your inkscape folder from your users folder first?


I use Windows 8. There was an update recently, but I don't think it's what you're talking about. I wouldn't know hot to check, even with the update log.

When I reinstalled it, it did have me uninstall Inkscape first, and as for the last one, no I didn't.

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Re: Inkscape no longer wants to open.

Postby tylerdurden » Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 pm

If any new fonts were added to the machine, it can take significant time for the Inkscape window to appear, especially if the machine is older/slower.

After Inkscape has rebuilt its font directory, it should restart normally.

Any new software installed on the machine could also install a new font, which could trigger the above scenario.

On my machine, Inkscape will start in about 3 seconds. After installing a new font, it takes about a minute (and the computer is a reasonably fast gaming laptop).
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I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

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Re: Inkscape no longer wants to open.

Postby Moini » Mon May 20, 2019 11:46 pm

Can you check if any of the things described here: https://inkscape.org/learn/faq/#inkscap ... time-start and in the item below, apply to your situation?
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

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Jesse4060
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Re: Inkscape no longer wants to open.

Postby Jesse4060 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:41 am

tylerdurden wrote:If any new fonts were added to the machine, it can take significant time for the Inkscape window to appear, especially if the machine is older/slower.

After Inkscape has rebuilt its font directory, it should restart normally.

Any new software installed on the machine could also install a new font, which could trigger the above scenario.

On my machine, Inkscape will start in about 3 seconds. After installing a new font, it takes about a minute (and the computer is a reasonably fast gaming laptop).


That would make sense actually, considering my drawing tablet did come with software that may have added new fonts. After a bit of waiting, it finally opened now.

Thanks!


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