How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

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How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

Postby Arman on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:52 am

NOT MY OWN GUIDE

I was searching Google for cool ways to improve Gnome, and stumbled upon this guide on how to remove that small delay when browsing through the menus.

Link: http://lifehacker.com/software/linux-ti ... 269934.php

Open your text editor of choice and copy and paste in the following text:

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gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0


Save the file into your home directory with the name .gtkrc-2.0 (don't forget the period before the filename), and restart your session (CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE). You'll notice a nice speed boost when browsing within a category in your menu.


Nothing big, and most of you may have already known about this, but for those that didn't...enjoy the speed boost :D .
Last edited by Arman on Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:26 pm

All you need to add is
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gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0
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Re: How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

Postby rivenathos on Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:14 pm

This small tweak works great in several distros I have used. It is one of the first things I add when installing a new system.
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Re: How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

Postby Arman on Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:22 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:All you need to add is
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gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0


Yes you are right, my bad, the rest gets added once saved as ".gtkrc-2.0".
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Re: How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

Postby DrHu on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:46 pm

http://www.goitexpert.com/general/ubuntuguide/
--some other tweaks, use at your own risk
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Re: How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

Postby Arman on Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:19 am

Was totally interested until I read the "...use at your own risk", now Im just slightly paranoid :lol: . IF you follow the directions exactly, is there still a risk of messing something up?

*EDIT* Read some of the "encouraging" comments below, and looks like the first suggestion on that site isn't all that great :D .
The first “tip” is extremely dangerous for your data. You lose integrity built into a journaling file system. If what you really want is a file system without a journal… so your computer is faster, and loses your data when it crashes, then you should use ext2.
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Re: How to: Speed up Gnome Menu

Postby 900i on Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:29 am

These speedy up topics come around every once in a while, so I'll post my old faithful link

http://www.techthrob.com/2009/03/02/dra ... h-preload/
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