desktop popup menu takes forever to appear

Lonni J Friedman netllama at
Thu Sep 15 17:30:24 CEST 2011

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 10:28 PM, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 3:45 AM, Lonni J Friedman <netllama at> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I'm a long time XFCE user (going all the way back to the 1.x days).
>> I've spent a chunk of timing looking through the list archives for
>> someone else reporting this problem, and found nothing.
>> I've been upgrading my various systems from Fedora14 to Fedora15, and
>> in every case, the time to render the desktop popup menu (right
>> clicking on the desktop) takes many seconds (from 3 to as many as 8
>> seconds).
> I'm not sure what's wrong. Have you tried disabling the icons in
> properties? This may help. Also, do you see the same behaviour when
> enabling 'show applications' in Desktop Settings?

It seems like disabling the icons does help.  Does this point to a
bug, or something which is misconfigured?

> In any case, I suppose that this is an issue local to Fedora since I
> haven't noticed such issues in either 4.6 nor 4.8. (Although I never
> used the latest bleeding edge versions.)

One thing that I've recently discovered is that the menu generation
time to appear is a much shorter duration if I invoke it very soon
after the first time.  Its as if its getting cached somewhere, and
then the cache times out or gets cleared.

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