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Title: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: harishpathangay on December 29, 2016, 01:38:11 am
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?

Thanks,
Harish P
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: PCNetSpec 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 ?
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay 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.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay 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.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay 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.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: PCNetSpec 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.
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay 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.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 02, 2017, 03:28:21 pm
And in the GUEST account ?
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay 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...

thanks,hp
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 06, 2017, 06:23:44 am
any inputs?

thanks,
harish pathangay
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 06, 2017, 09:11:39 am
any inputs? I do not want to re-install for a minor inconvenience.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: MJCPep08 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...
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay 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.

thanks,
hp
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay 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.

thanks,
hp
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: PCNetSpec 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 :-\
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 10, 2017, 03:48:42 am
I am not Linux expert. I do have many DE installed.[Plasma,Gnome,Peppermint,XFCE,LxQt,Cinnamon,Mate]
Lot of applications provided by individual DE are sitting there.
Also, the session startup  I might have unintentionally unchecked some background daemon.
I have no idea. I am not that expert. that is why I was asking.

let me know if any command output or configuration setting that I should look for. I can paste the results.
Also PCMANFM is managing my desktop and not Nemo. will this impact?

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 10, 2017, 06:44:07 am
I take it when you log onto the GUEST session pcmanfm isn't controlling the desktop (and yet whiskermenu is still slow) ? .. or have you uninstalled nemo altogether ?

The point is there's a trillion things you could have done that are interfering with it, and only you know what you did prior to this occurring ?

What's the output from
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ps aux | grep xfce
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 11, 2017, 01:49:37 am
i did not uninstall nemo. it is still there. i only changed default file manager to pcmanfm instead of nemo. please find the below output taken as user harish.

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harish    1680  0.7  0.3 388636 25648 ?        Sl   17:44   0:00 xfce4-panel
harish    1707  0.3  0.2 369676 19196 ?        Ssl  17:44   0:00 xfce4-power-manager
harish    1709  0.0  0.0  47644  4864 ?        S    17:44   0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/xfconf/xfconfd
harish    1713  0.4  0.2 366212 23896 ?        Sl   17:44   0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/notifyd/xfce4-notifyd
harish    1741  0.4  0.3 381784 27144 ?        Sl   17:44   0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/wrapper-1.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/plugins/libwhiskermenu.so 7 23068721 whiskermenu Whisker Menu Show a menu to easily access installed applications
harish    1750  0.3  0.1 170304 16152 ?        S    17:44   0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/wrapper-1.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/plugins/libsystray.so 6 23068724 systray Notification Area Area where notification icons appear
harish    1751  0.7  0.3 554572 29832 ?        Sl   17:44   0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/wrapper-2.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/plugins/libpulseaudio-plugin.so 1 23068725 pulseaudio PulseAudio Plugin Adjust the audio volume of the PulseAudio sound system
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 11, 2017, 02:06:28 am
hi,
please find my default applications for lxsession settings:

https://imgur.com/a/EsAFA (https://imgur.com/a/EsAFA)
http://imgur.com/a/mlT0D (http://imgur.com/a/mlT0D)
http://imgur.com/a/DqXMx (http://imgur.com/a/DqXMx)
https://imgur.com/a/FVSaN (https://imgur.com/a/FVSaN)

Thanks,
Harish Pathangay
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 12, 2017, 12:36:12 am
Laptop : HP 15 ac 168 tu
Pentium 3825U 1.9GHz 1.9GHz
8GB RAM

thanks,
harish p


Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: Slim.Fatz on January 12, 2017, 04:33:13 am
Hi harishpathangay,

I'm sorry that your issue has yet to be resolved. But, as PCNetSpec has stated,

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there's a trillion things you could have done that are interfering with it, and only you know what you did prior to this occurring

I, personally, do not see anything suspicious in your posted information.

However, I think you need to answer the question posed by PCNetSpec:

Quote
...when you log onto the GUEST session pcmanfm isn't controlling the desktop (and yet whiskermenu is still slow) ?

Also, you need to try the suggestions made by PCNetSpec in his Reply #14.  ;) It might be the solution, but unless you try it we will never know. Please try it and let us know if it helps.

Finally, in your Reply #15 you state that

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I am not Linux expert. I do have many DE installed.[Plasma,Gnome,Peppermint,XFCE,LxQt,Cinnamon,Mate]

I might suggest that given this situation, and if none of the suggestions made by PCNetSpec help, you might only be able to solve this by re-installing the system.  :( I also personally believe that such large, complex DEs (such as Plasma, Gnome, etc.) are best used in Linux distros that have been designed from the start to work with them. Peppermint Seven is a hybrid that has been built and finely "tuned" to work optimally with the DE that is found when you do a fresh installation. It has not been tested, designed and "tuned" to work (optimally) with any of these other DEs. It might, and probably will, work with them -- but not optimally.

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 12, 2017, 04:56:40 am
Hi Slim,
I have answered that question of guest account already. may be you did not see it, because of lot of replies. I will repeat even in guest account it is taking 5-6 sec to load the menu for the first time. second click is fast.
I do not want to re-install OS that is why I am posting it to forum.

I did not do trillion changes to Peppermint OS. I did only one change - instead of nemo I am using pcmanfm to manage my desktop. that is not a trillion change.
Yes I have lot of desktop installed. But when I log in into Peppermint Session it is only peppermint session in memory, no body else out there.
even if some unwanted libraries are out there, I am having 8GB RAM Pentium 3825U 1.9GHz (4 Threads - Dual Core) very decent CPU, to launch menu 6 sec is not good.

I am only asking for debugging steps and help. I am more willing to do and share results. but as I said I am no expert in Linux, so do not know the steps to switch on debug flags and how to look into the issue. My initial suspect is time taken to build the menu during click of button. or is it like pre-built?

Only if time allows people can help. But if some thing turns out after debugging it could be a special case for improvement also. Circumstances like these can provide opportunity for improvement also. I have shared my thoughts. how much support people will provide me is not in my hands.

Thanks,
Harish P
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 12, 2017, 05:02:16 am
I have even posted the same in xfce forum too. they are pointing to peppermint os.
For a minor inconvenience I do not want to re-install os. that is why. it is all set with Win10 dual boot. Really do not want to disturb the setup.
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 12, 2017, 05:27:01 am
I tried one more thing. Added a normal XFCE Applications Menu in the Panel which brings up traditional menu or old menu style.
Even that menu is taking 6 sec on first click. Second click zippy.

This is such a bad thing. Is it only happening to me? Any body please share how their time taken is during menu launch. Do they also see my observation.

thanks,
Harish Pathangay
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: Slim.Fatz on January 12, 2017, 05:34:47 am
Hi harishpathangay,

Sorry, I guess I do not see that you tried the guest account -- I only see that you said no guest account was present (in which case you need to set one up and try it).

However, I don't see anywhere that you tried the suggestions of PCNetSpec in his Reply #14.   ;) Or have I missed this too?

I realize that you do not wish to re-install. That is why I am asking you to try the suggestions in Reply #14 and to tell us if they work. If this works it could be a quick and easy solution that avoids a re-install.

Since you are the only person with this extremely slow menu problem, I would say that it does not necessarily seem to be directly a problem with Peppermint Seven (although it might turn out to be that way). I will admit that the first opening is the slowest on my computers as well, but not as slow as yours -- and my computers are much less modern than yours.

Regards,

-- Slim

Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 12, 2017, 06:43:21 am
Hi Slitaz,
you know what  - I even went to the extent of installing PM 7 in a Virtual Box. Fresh Install PM 7 in VM, gave 3GB RAM CPU - 1 Core with 2 Threads.
You do not believe What I saw. I myself do not believe what I saw.

A sub second response time to launch the menu. Not even one sec - 0.7 to 0.8 sec the whisker purred like an intimidated cat.
Time and Again "My Favourite OS cannot be wrong". Yippe!!!!!

I some how conclude that slow menu is only because of huge number of applications installed in the PM 7 HDD install. All DE have their own list of default applications/software.  I have gedit,pluma,mousepad,kate,kwrite,leafpad. you see the redundancy I am talking about. I have given only text software. Same applies to graphics,internet,accessories,system tools etc...
I am not a technical Linux person to assertively say that is the reason. But I think huge number of applications are the culprit here.

How can I set like show only these set of applications in Peppermint Session? I do not want some KDE/Gnome App to get displayed in Menu when I am in Peppermint Session. How do I do that. Even if I do that, still it does not prevent the parsing of huge number of application ".desktop" files?

I did try that suggestion of auto start the whisker menu by creating desktop file - in .config/autostart/applications. here I create a .desktop file with exec entry as xfce4-popup-whiskermenu -h
It does not work. It takes the same amount of time - 6 sec. I do not know even if I am doing this correctly.

I will not further bother this group. But one thing to keep in mind is Does a huge list of applications cause Pop-Up delay in Menus?
You are the Linux Experts. Leave it to you to analyze. Never allow such thing to happen in Peppermint OS please.

If you think I should know anything else please let me know.

PcNetSpec has always been helpful. I cannot thank him enough.

Thanks,
Harish P
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: Slim.Fatz on January 12, 2017, 08:41:37 am
Hi harishpathangay,

Your assumption (huge number of items in the menu tree) is what I am beginning to think is the problem.

You say that you created a file in

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~/.config/autostart/applications

but did you include the correct exec command? You said that it contained this:

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xfce4-popup-whiskermenu -h

but that is not what PCNetSpec told you to put into it. It should be:

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xfce4-popup-whiskermenu -h && exit

And he also said that you should try this different command to see if it helps:

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xfce4-popup-whiskermenu && xfce4-popup-whiskermenu

Did you try this?

Before trying the final thing that you mentioned (making only the DE-specific menu items appear in the currently running DE), try these suggestions -- they are less time-consuming than editing all of the *.desktop files.

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 12, 2017, 09:37:22 am
Hi Slim,
Sorry i got your pseudonym wrong. Later only i realized Slitaz is itself is a Linux OS.My Bad.

Now i have tried all 3 variations of command using auto-startup as mentioned in earlier posts.Not any change.

Also, i did additionally one test different from above.
Modify exec = /home/harish/plwm.sh
In the file plwm.sh i put the commands for popup menu.[xfce4-popup-whiskermenu && xfce4-popup-whiskermenu]
Still no improvement.

Thanks,
HP
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: GNULINUX on January 12, 2017, 12:39:06 pm
Just a thought...

I read on another forum a thread (https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=40747) about the same issue you seem to have and there the solution was to change the icon theme. It was something about png/bmp (fast loading) and svg icons (slow loading).

So my questions:
- Does changing the icon theme (Peppermint Settings Panel > Customize Look and Feel > Icon Theme) gives you different opening speeds?
- Are some of the added programs from other DE's using svg icons?

It may indeed be the sheer amount of installed applications but maybe using "light" icons could make the whisker menu faster?

My guess...
I do have many DE installed.[Plasma,Gnome,Peppermint,XFCE,LxQt,Cinnamon,Mate]

That could well be the unintended but irreversible "mistake" you made...
[close]

Greets!  ;)
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: harishpathangay on January 13, 2017, 01:33:28 am
Hi Gnulinux,
thanks for your comments and inputs.
I am kind of okay now with the issue. I think a long list of applications is to blame.
I am using Peppermint Icons that comes pre-installed, not sure if it is svg. it's just a minor inconvenience. I do have so many DE's. as you said nothing much can be done now.

As long as some body has got the attention of the issue that is fine with me. if it is critical they will eventually fix it or if it could be a non-issue which is just a behavior of installing too many.

I thank every one for helping me out with valuable inputs and comments.
consider this thread closed.

thanks,
hp
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed?
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 13, 2017, 02:23:06 am
Hi harishpathangay, how's it going  :)?  It's great to know you've resolved your issue 8).  For future reference, could you please remember to mark the topic as [SOLVED] in the subject line of the original post.  I've done this for you this time.  Many thanks  ;).
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [CLOSED]
Post by: harishpathangay on January 13, 2017, 07:52:34 am
hi,
It is not solved. I do not want others to spend time either. I have brought things to attention of people.
but definitely I would say closed.

thanks,
harish pathangay
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 13, 2017, 08:34:50 am
If you're running one of the default icon sets, try running:
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sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/Peppermix-7 /usr/share/icons/Peppermix-7-Brown /usr/share/icons/Peppermix-7-Pink /usr/share/icons/Peppermix-7-Red /usr/share/icons/Numix /usr/share/icons/Numix-Circle
and see if that makes a difference ?
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: harishpathangay on January 13, 2017, 01:16:59 pm
hi pcnetspec,
yes i am using default icon sets.
i did update icon cache as suggested and reboot.
still no improvement.

thanks,
harish pathangay
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: harishpathangay on January 14, 2017, 01:36:14 am
hi,
the title is misleading. the slowness is observed not only in whisker menu but also the normal traditional simple menu.
i did one another test. removed all the *.desktop files from usr/share/applications folder.
rebooted. the menu got fast. it was taking only 1 sec instead of 6 sec. number of applications are definitely impacting the popup of the menu.
to give you some numbers: it is 381 items as desktop files in applications folder.

Another interesting Note: the slowness is not only on menu pop-up. it is also observed in file managers.
go to /usr/share/applications folder - i observe the slowness to load the display of files.
copy the *.desktop files from usr/shareapplications folder to home folder. navigate to home folder - again observed the slowness.

i think 385 *.desktop files are going to slow down any system eventually. 
any body have that much desktop files in application folders, try and let me know?

Also i tried another test:
In Whisker Menu there is a setting not to show icons, just show names and descriptions.
i even tried that setting. this was to make sure loading of icons is not creating the slowness.
rebooted the system. the menu was still slow only.

i think just 381 items in a list is just too much not only for menu but also for file managers.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: Slim.Fatz on January 14, 2017, 03:46:33 am
Hi harishpathangay,

Yes, the huge number of items must be loaded into the menu "table" and when the number becomes large enough then eventually any system will get slowed down. As I said in my Reply #20:

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I also personally believe that such large, complex DEs (such as Plasma, Gnome, etc.) are best used in Linux distros that have been designed from the start to work with them. Peppermint Seven is a hybrid that has been built and finely "tuned" to work optimally with the DE that is found when you do a fresh installation. It has not been tested, designed and "tuned" to work (optimally) with any of these other DEs. It might, and probably will, work with them -- but not optimally.

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: harishpathangay on January 14, 2017, 04:07:20 am
Hi,
I am completely, totally, utterly, blatantly [add more adjectives from other languages also] in blame for multiple DE mess that I got into.
Planning to delete all the unwanted DE specific application *.desktop files alone from that folder as of now.
I do have to admit that I am a fan of LxQt DE and will keep that with PM 7.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 15, 2017, 09:41:22 am
I could be wrong, but I doubt the system would have much difficulty reading 381 simple text files pretty quickly .. I mean the system has to read and act on thousands of more complex ones during boot.

I'd think it more likely that some are corrupt, formatted incorrectly, or spanning bad sectors on your hard drive.
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: harishpathangay on January 15, 2017, 02:13:59 pm
how to check for bad sectors in pm?
i cannot check it after booting or mounting from the same file system. right?
should i do it from live cd?

it has been long time i did such a test. any case it is helpful to know how to do it. i can run it once a month, just to be safe from a failing HD.

thanks,
harish p
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: Slim.Fatz on January 15, 2017, 04:06:17 pm
Hi harishpathangay,

You would do this just as you would from any Linux distro. One good thing to install is the package smartmontools (in the repos). Then read up on how to use it (the internet is full of information about how to use it and interpret its output).  ;)

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: pehoko on May 05, 2017, 08:42:14 am
I have same problem - Peppermint 7 works very slowly compared to 6 installed on same PC.  Windows open/close  slow, browser chrome - very slow, any program launch/close takes minimum 10 seconds to complete.
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 05, 2017, 08:47:31 am
You're posting in a topic marked as (SOLVED) .. it's unlikely to get much attention, so you'd probably be better off opening a new topic pehoko ;)
(plus your problem sounds different to this one .. more system wide than just the whiskermenu)
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: Ly on May 09, 2017, 02:46:16 am
i'm having this porblem too (didn't pay much attention sisnce it's not that annoying xD )
the only tweaks i did :
-Installing Paper icon theme (some of the icons on the whisker menu are "blank" like all of the game icons and pixlr ones, others work just fine)
-Arc theme
-Breeze mouse cursor.
-Plank.

i don't have many apps installed (Oracle Java,Eclipse,Brackets,Libreoffice,LaTeX and others but i don't think their numbers exceed 15-20 apps, and since peppermint is really light on apps i don't think this is an issue)
i'm not really sure of this, but i think that this "problem" started when i installed TImeShift (i configured it to save a snapshot every week) but i'm pretty sure that's not the issue.
Maybe the theme or the "non available" icons...
Title: Re: xfce whisker menu is launching a bit slow - how to improve speed? [SOLVED]
Post by: scifidude79 on May 09, 2017, 02:54:47 am
It's generally a better idea to post issues in a new thread, rather than in a thread marked as "Solved."  When people see that, they assume someone already provided an answer, so they may not look at the thread.