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i have a pretty decent config and have tweaked the shite out of everything possible...running slackware 10.0, kde 3.3.2 and dropline-gnome 2.8.0...i use kde most of the time, and qt apps are pretty snappy, but gtk based apps(firefox,thuhderbird,azureus,gaim...) take a while to load and things like tab switching in firefox exhibits visible 'drawing' when i switch tabs...gtk just doesnt feel snappy in kde...(firefox,TB take abt 6-10 seconds to load...but the slow drawing problem is a bigger PITA)
my config anyway:
athlon xp 2400
geforce ti 4600
1 GB DDR Ram
things like hdparm and stuff have been tweaked to enable DMA..blah blah...and the kernel has been recompiled to suit my system requirements..
so once again...how do i make gtk apps speed up in kde?
The simple answer: When you load up KDE it also loads the libraries and such for QT (the KDE interface stuff) so programs won't take years to load up. GTK stuff is going to take a little while to load up because the GTK libs aren't in memory, KDE has to open that stuff up every time you run a GTK app. If you ran gnome you would run into the same problem with KDE apps.
i think that's right, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
yes i know that...but why should gtk apps behave sluggish even AFTER theyve been loaded...like i said i dont care much about improving loading time....i just want to increase the responsiveness if its possible...
this annoyance is kinda like the black mark for linux in my head...when anyone comes up to me and asks 'what do u think about linux?' ....i say 'amazing,awesome...blah blah'....but in the back of my mind 'if it werent for those ^%%&%% GTK apps ...grrr..'
just tried firefox on my moms laptop(p3 1ghz, win xp) and its still faster than firefox on my box :-(