Oh this is so
pissing me off.
Check out my specs:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz × 8
Memory: 16GB DDR3
Storage /: 256GB SSD @ 500MB/second
This delay is unacceptable
. How come the upstream*
devs don't understand this?
I have long since replaced the unacceptable menu with Synapse
. Now all I need is HUD-support
and it will be obsoleting the menu anyway.
But I have the same problem with the application switcher ([Alt] + [Tab]) which is also unacceptable
. I have to do a lot of window switching lately for my job. This should be instant
. Especially on this highest-grade computer. Does no one upstream have any idea about what is truly important in UX and desktop experience? Even the Windows 8 menu, which is an order of magnitude fancier, is instant. Are there any Synapse-like alternatives for application switching?
I've got 12 GB sitting empty most of the time. I can preload and see the entire Avatar movie instantly, but not the menu. Apparently, it's impossible to preload an application menu and application switchers within the current GNOME Shell codebase.
The crappy macBooks from my colleagues are snappier. They laugh at this powerful hardware literally lagging basic stuff. While they laugh, I cry, on the inside.-edit-
For people who don't experience this, I have on average 12 (windowed) applications open and about 3200 packages installed:
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$ dpkg -l |grep ^ii | wc -l
*) Mint devs said the problems are introduced upstream (GNOME) and are near impossible to fix due to lack of documentation. Which is scary. Because Shell (and it's fork Cinnamon) is the only thing close to keeping up with Windows and OSX IMO