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harishpathangay

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Hi,
xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Am i missing some startup daemon in lx session configuration?
I have a VM running with xubuntu, the whisker menu launches very fast [2.5 gb ram only] compared to peppermint 8GB ram physical install?

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 02:23:54 am by AndyInMokum, Reason: Marking topic as [SOLVED]. »

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 05:01:55 am »
The whiskermenu should be pretty instantaneous .. is it also slow if  you log onto the GUEST account ?
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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 09:12:17 am »
hi,
I do not have a guest account. but I do have other desktop installed like lxqt and mate and xfce and plasma.
I do not think that those will impact, i will be logging under only one desktop at a time.

other than that i changed file manager to be pcmanfm instead of nemo. again not sure about impact of this.

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 09:16:55 am »
hi, i tried with live media, it is even fast over there. only in my installation it is slow.

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 09:24:05 am »
hi,
i mean it is only slowing down only on the first time when i click. second time it launches at regular speed or good speed.
is the application list constructed every time for a login session on first click? which can result in slowness considering i have so many desktop, could account for the delay in launch of menu.
is there any pre-load thing that can be done during the login process, so that it can be faster. or am i missing that setting some how.

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 05:16:37 pm »
Are you sharing a /home partition between distros ?
(this is never a good idea unless you're careful to have different usernames and different UUID's between distros, as the config files from one distro can interfere with another .. hence why I want you to try the GUEST account which sets up it's own home)

And you SHOULD have a guest account .. just log off, then choose the GUEST account from the login screen.
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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 04:27:26 am »
no not sharing any with other distros. i mean it is dual boot with windows not other linux os.
i tried with guest account also.
it is 5 sec to load the menu first time, after that it is fast like second click is fast.
some thing is bad. any help? i do not want to do any re-install. may be i am missing something in config - startup daemon etc.

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 03:28:21 pm »
And in the GUEST account ?
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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 02:42:01 am »
yes in the guset account too same behavior.
first time 5 sec to load whisker menu.
second click - as fast as possible.

do you want me to run some command or show some config file setting etc...

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 06:23:44 am »
any inputs?

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 09:11:39 am »
any inputs? I do not want to re-install for a minor inconvenience.

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 10:12:12 pm »
I wouldn't try a reinstall.  Mine does the same thing, but I am new to Linux and Peppermint and I thought that was "just the way it is".  After the first time I open it, it is very fast, so I have just gotten used to it. I have also installed Peppermint 7 on other machines, and it seems to be the same way.

Still love it though...

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 01:30:28 am »
is there any way we can put that in a background daemon during startup?
For example thunar file manager is launched as a daemon in back ground during startup, so when you login and open thunar it is zippy.
Can some thing similar be done for whisker menu as well?
let me know.

But one big question remains - how come in live cd the menu is fast. and in xubuntu vm with 2gb ram it is reasonable fast 2sec. but only with my hdd install of peppermint it is [5 sec] slow the first time. is it dependent on list of applications installed? the more applications installed, it is going to take more time to build the menu first time? can whisker menu build items during system boots up, rather than have to wait for a click after login.

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 07:18:17 am »
any inputs?
I do find that whisker menu is launched by using following command.

xfce4-panel --pluginevent=whisker:popup:bool:true

is there any way I can launch this command during session startup with modifications [this is important] necessary so that whisker menu does not get displayed.
it will run in a background - simulating the first click.

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Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 12:46:49 pm »
You could run:
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xfce4-popup-whiskermenu && xfce4-popup-whiskermenu
as a startup autostart command .. this will cause the whiskermenu to open, then close again.
maybe even just running the whiskermenu help command (from an autostart file) would be enough:
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xfce4-popup-whiskermenu -h && exit

Problem is I can't fathom why you're having this problem in the first place .. nobody else is :-\
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