Lightroom 4.3: Renaming lr modules so they aren't loaded is improving operational (post startup) performance for some people.

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I don't have this problem, but I've heard more than one report of people moving/renaming .lrmodule files and getting substantially better Lr performance. I know that's not supposed to happen, but if it's true (I can not corroborate), it would be worth looking into.

Note: Contrary to popular belief, Lr *does* "load" some stuff from various modules upon startup. Yeah, I know, there is a whole lot more done upon first use... - still, it seems in some cases whatever Lr is doing with modules upon startup, can and is adversely affecting operational performance in some cases. As I said, I can't vouche for such behavior, but if such reports are not erroneous, then it would be important to investigate - doncha think?
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There are some more comments about it in this thread: (you'll have to dig for 'em...)

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Thanks for the submission Rob, I didn't get around to it last night.

In a sense, moving the modules isn't really a "hack" hack, you don't really need "tools" or anything, it's more like putting them we're they can't be found - like disabling a plugin temporarily.
But yes, it's still a modification of the files Lightroom initially opens.

I have three monitors, so I need the multimonitor plug in - but I do my own webdesign, I don't use adobe "automagic" webdesign software. I don't use books, I have InDesign... not really sure what layout does, but so far I have notice no lack of functionality by disabling the modules I did - all I see is gain across the board.
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Consider using this thread to elaborate on the performance influence. If behavior is as you claim, Adobe has a (potentially very serious) bug to fix. I mean you can disable modules from view if they are in your way, so there is really no issue there, but the subject of this thread may be the cause of numerous peoples Lr4(.3) performance woes, and as such should not be diluted...