[Bug 29497] Rendering of Desktop icons very slow

Lakin Wecker lakin.wecker at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 23:06:58 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

When I switch virtual desktops or minimize an application which was
previously maximized, it takes nautilus 1.5seconds to render the desktop
icons.  It renders the background immediately, but the virtual desktops
dialog which shows in the middle of the screen is shown during the

This is on a 2Ghz laptop.

As a side note, Resizing windows is also slow, there is a
noticeable(.5s) delay for about every 200px of the deskop that is

Also, if I run 'top' in a terminal and then resize the terminal, I
notice that the CPU useage of Xorg jumps to 84-90%, so this may be a bug
in the Xorg server somewhere.  Because I'm unsure, I've filed it here.

Although I know how to build and run a debug version of the nautilus
package, i'm unsure on how to catch it in the middle of this delay to
see what is delaying it so much.  Any pointers on this would be

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