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I'm working with Word & Excel within UiPath.

But opening these applications takes approximately 20 seconds?

I created a test XAML file with just 2 activities

  1. Open App
  2. Message box

Properties for Open App File Name : "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE" Selector :

It takes about 20 seconds ... no error message ... just a 20-second wait ?!?!

I have tested opening Word using the Windows Run command ... it opens immediately!

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See the open application does two steps: first it opens the application, second, it will search for the selector to create a target element for further use the default time-out is 30 seconds hence the slow response, so what I am basically saying is this is happening due to the selector that you are using.

A workaround would be using the start process activity if you do not need the scope activity.

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