Desktop icon grid

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Wed Sep 28 17:52:09 CEST 2011

On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:16:07 +0200
Harald Judt <h.judt at> wrote:

> Am 28.09.2011 16:38, schrieb Jannis Pohlmann:
> [...]
> > Thunar updates the dialog whenever a certain small percentage of the
> > total transfer amount has been copied or moved since the previous
> > update. I felt like such a time frame was necessary to not cause
> > 50% of CPU usage (caused by updating the dialog whenever a few
> > bytes have been transfered) when running multiple operations at the
> > same time. With very slow drives or network connections this will
> > of course make the dialog feel less responsive.
> >
> >    - Jannis
> That gave me an idea: What about adjusting that time frame according
> to the amount of operations? That is, use a dynamic update interval
> instead of a pre-defined, fixed one?

The dialog is updated with every 0.01 percent, which is quite small
already. I remember I tried smaller values but those already increased
the CPU usage quite a lot. Also, almost any value in this range will
feel slightly "non-smooth", so I doubt it's worth tuning this.

  - Jannis

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