new backdrop settings dialog
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Feb 16 00:42:08 CET 2004
Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>The problem I see with such a dialog is the time required to scale down
i tend to agree with that. an option to mitigate that would be to first
pre-fill the list with the names of the files, then, in another thread,
rescale each image and stick them in there as they are generated.
regardless, i don't think there's a need for image previews for anything
but maybe the image list. plus perhaps a preview of the currently
selected image (in single image mode). otherwise, the preview pane in
the file selection dialog is fine.
>When I see that it takes several (maybe 15-20 sec.) seconds to start
>xfdesktop now on P4 @2.6GHz, because of the menu icons, I wonder if that
>is really in line with the initial goals of xfce.
whoa! i can't imagine it taking that long. do you really have that
many menu items, or that many .desktop files in
/usr/share/applications? on my system (athlon 1.33ghz), it takes no
more than 2 or 3 seconds to start under normal conditions. if the
system is loaded (say a compile running in the background, this can
balloon up to 6 or 7 seconds, but that's the most i'd ever experienced.
if it's really taking that long for you, i'd like to try to figure out
why and fix it. granted i'm sure some of my fast startup times are due
to the fact that, since i tend to kill it and restart it often while i'm
working on it, there's some caching going on. but still, my
average-case is around 0.5 to 0.75 seconds. the 3-second figure was a
worst-case on an unloaded (assumingly) uncached system, which i think is
reasonable when you consider that most users will start xfdesktop with
their session and leave it. at any rate, it's possible to disable both
the icons and the autogenerated menu, so the speed should be comparable
to what it was before if you don't mind the tradeoff.
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