4.6 menus slower than 4.4

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Fri May 8 16:14:06 CEST 2009

Dear all,
I notice that here Xfce 4.6 is noticeably slower when popping-up menus
or the desktop context menu. If I remember correctly, 4.4 had an
option to first draw the programmes menu with text information only
(the names of the categories/apps), and only afterwards to start
displaying the icons. In 4.6 this seems to have been reverted, and the
menu is drawn only after all icons are available for display. With
decent hardware this shouldn't be an issue, but here when my system
starts resorting to swap it may take even 10 or 15 secs to simply pop
the applications menu or the desktop context menu.
One workaround is to uncheck "show icons in menu" in Xfce Menu
properties, but this is unsatisfactory since I do prefer to have icons
in the menus and it doesn't affect the desktop menu. Would there be a
way to revert to 4.4  bebaviours?
Thank you,

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