Starting 50 listings now takes about 8 seconds for the Launch Control window to open, down from 40 seconds.
100 listings takes about 14 seconds.
222 listings takes about 27 seconds.
Although when actually starting the listings, pictures no longer seem to be uploading concurrently in parallel. Seems like the “Use multiple connections” checkbox used to upload/check 4 listings photos at the same time. Now all 4 listing photo uploads/checks are done serially, as shown in the Activity Viewer window.
I just did a sample 1152 listings to see the numbers I get.
CTRL-A to highlight took 4.46 seconds
Launch control took 13.36 seconds to open
Verify took 1:40 (1 minute 40 seconds) to verify just 200 of them( I gave up waiting), so 1152 would take 6X as long=1200 seconds, 20 minutes.
One one more thing about re-indexing, Richard. The re-idexing progress bar seems to be stuck on about 5% for ages and ages. The temptation is to force quit because it looks like nothing is happening but walk away for 20 minutes first.