This loading problem has been getting worse with each update since some time in January. On this machine
Gnome screenshot takes in excess of 8 seconds to load. Thunderbird and Mozilla FireFox are also tipping the scales north of 6 seconds.
This is not a sluggish resource constrained machine. The boot drive is an M.2 WD black SSD.
Brave browser, Vivaldi, even Emacs load instantly. Even CodeBlocks has its splash screen up in under 1 second, which is saying something.
If it was just one application I would be reporting it to them, but it’s quite a few on Manjaro and seems to be getting worse.
That is known and there is a solution. Read the Announcements. The first 2 posts are the important ones.
I’m running Cinnamon desktop version. Will either just suffer or go use my Ubuntu machines. I just didn’t find this topic with search so reported. Sorry to have reported a widely known issue.
Ok, Cinnamon is not listed here, but I guess it suffers like XFCE: