Bug 177215 - Gnome menus slow to load first time after reboot
Summary: Gnome menus slow to load first time after reboot
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 4
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-01-07 19:33 UTC by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: FC6
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Last Closed: 2007-01-22 18:03:57 UTC
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Description Florin Andrei 2006-01-07 19:33:10 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
Reboot the system. Log in. Access any item in the Gnome menus.

It's slow, isn't it?

Please configure gnome-panel (or something) to read menus/icons ahead.
Or maybe it's not a gnome-panel issue per se. Either way, those menus and icons should already be loaded after login, waiting for user interaction. It's not nice to delay that until the first time the user wants to use them.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above

Actual Results:  Gnome menus are slow to load after reboot/logon

Expected Results:  menus should be fast at all times

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jim Christiansen 2006-01-07 20:28:56 UTC
I agree with the above-  Expected Results:  menus should be fast at all times

This should be addressed.  I can't remember the older gnomes being this way...

Many new users to linux see this major delay and get turned off pretty fast from
gnome and linux.

Comment 2 Florin Andrei 2006-01-07 20:38:24 UTC
I noticed this problem when I created an account for my 4 year old son, to play
SuperTux. He knows how to find the game in the Gnome menus, but gets confused by
the initial slow response.

Comment 3 Jim Cornette 2006-01-08 04:35:50 UTC
The application, places and system menus for FC5T1 seem to be quicker responding
than FC4 menus on first launch. This problem does make one wonder why "GNOME is
so slow" - I did not comment or file a bug on this menu behavior, it does need

Comment 4 Jim Cornette 2006-01-08 15:10:32 UTC
Just a note that the extreme lag to activate the menus is not present in FC5T1.
The problem still hampers FC4.

Comment 5 Jim Cornette 2006-03-29 01:41:58 UTC
All systems migrated to FC5. Slowness is an FC4 feature

Comment 6 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 11:10:09 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 7 Florin Andrei 2007-01-22 18:03:57 UTC
Using FC6, the bug is gone now. Thanks!

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