View Full Version : [ubuntu] alt+f2 slow to show up/type on

September 1st, 2010, 02:32 AM
I was using Hardy Ubuntu and have recently moved to Lucid and in both distributions I have noticed that alt+f2 (launcher) is very slow to show up when I have a lot of programs open.

Also, when I start typing in the box (alt+f2 launcher box), the typing is very slow (Maybe because it is trying to auto-complete?). I don't really understand why.

My terminal auto-completion is very fast. I have a very beefy machine with lots of RAM.

Has someone else also faced this problem? What is the solution?

Is it possible to replace the default gnome alt+f2 launcher with a different one that perhaps doesn't auto-complete?

EDIT: I'd like to add that launching applications from the gnome-terminal is extremely fast on my machine (less than 1 second). With alt+f2, they take 3-4 seconds and sometimes even 5+ seconds.

September 14th, 2010, 09:21 PM

Does anyone know how I can speed this up?

Captain Trips
February 21st, 2011, 01:35 PM
I have the same problem.