I’ve begun to notice that the newer GTK4 apps such as Calculator, Calendar, Clocks, Text Editor are significantly slower to open than other apps.
I am wondering if it’s just me or do others notice this?
It seems like things like Gimp & Firefox are able to open faster than Gnome Calculator.
To find out, I used the extension ‘app startup time measure’ to get some results.
What are others experiencing? Thoughts on why these small utilities might be slower than expected?
Yes, I suspected the extension wasn’t really accurate, but certainly I can perceive a significant difference in launch time personally.
My laptop is less than a year old, but it is from the cheap end. Lenovo thinkbook14 g2, Ryzen 5 AMD 4500u, 24gb ram, nvme.
Regardless, surely there is some case for questioning why Text Editor has a really obvious delay compared to gedit ~ it’s essentially the same app.
I think you are probably the perfect person to help answer that ~ is there any reason why gtk4 Text Editor might be much slower to launch than gedit?
The text editor is significantly slower to start than gedit. On my previous system, it was 5-15 seconds vs instant. On current one it’s 1 second versus instant. I never found out what was the difference as there is no significant performance gap between the systems