xfrun4 slow response

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Thu Oct 21 23:54:48 CEST 2004

On 10/21/04 18:25, Nikolas Arend wrote:
> Hi,
> when launching xfrun4 (e.g. via Alt-F2) it normally takes quite a long 
> time to start up, sometimes as long or even longer than an xterm.
> I presume it's loading the command history?
> I don't know how others see it, but xfrun4 should IMHO be just a little 
> helper for quickly launching commands and therefore not use any
> of the users time for starting up itselft, but (of course depending on 
> the system load) pop up almost instantaneously.
> So could xfrun4 be configured (maybe a hidden option?) to not load or 
> produce a command history/cache at all (if that is the cause)?
> Or might there by a way to speed it up? Or maybe there is something 
> wrong with my xfce4 configuration?

i don't believe you can configure it at runtime, but i think you can
compile libxfcegui4 without libdbh support, which should leave out
the command history.

regardless, yeah, it's a pain that xfrun4 is slow.  in 4.4 we might have
some sort of dbus-based daemon that will keep things like this partially
loaded so it can be brought up quickly.


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