Activating plugin with keyboard shortcut

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Sun Jan 13 07:04:37 CET 2008

On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 00:13:43 -0500 Henk Boom wrote:

> On 07/01/2008, Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at> wrote:
> > How did you setup your keyboard command which causes such a delay? I
> > used the "Keyboard Settings" dialog from Xfce's settings manager and
> > configured my Print key to execute xfce4-popup-dict.
> > There is absolutely no recognisable delay when pressing the key, the
> > dict main window is popping up immediately.
> I had an issue that the first time using such a shortcut in a while it
> would take several seconds to load, then it would run faster on
> subsequent presses. I've just upgraded my ram from 512M to 1.5G, and
> this initial delay has disappeared. However, there is still a ~0.5
> second delay between, for example, hitting a key bound to "xfdesktop
> --menu" and the menu popping up.

Sounds like the parts of xfdesktop that handle that got paged out to
swap after a while.  That would explain why successive presses work
faster, and why adding RAM 'fixed' the problem.

> Here's the interesting part, which I discovered not five minutes ago:
> the delay disappears when I have the Keyboard Settings window open.

Probably coincidental and unrelated...


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