"show desktop" = "slow desktop"


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Besus

i have a dual monitor setup, and use a lot of icons to start prog's or as
web shortcuts.

my xp often bogs down and the desktop icons take forever to "blink" on,
almost one-by-one, bonk, bonk, bonk.

seems funny, on a 3.2 gig processor w 2 gig of ram, and a supposedly robust
OS, that it would take, like 30 seconds for my desktop icons to materialize
(about 200 of them).

is windows-95 really faster, or just my imagination?

i mean, really, why would it go "bonk-bonk-bonk" when it could simply take a
snapshot of the whole arrangement and uh, keep x and y coordinates in a
relatively tiny fragment of ram somewhere. or is bloatware always bloatware
and there's no way out except Linux? :)

JeBus
 
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Twayne

Besus said:
i have a dual monitor setup, and use a lot of icons to start prog's
or as web shortcuts.

my xp often bogs down and the desktop icons take forever to "blink"
on, almost one-by-one, bonk, bonk, bonk.

seems funny, on a 3.2 gig processor w 2 gig of ram, and a supposedly
robust OS, that it would take, like 30 seconds for my desktop icons
to materialize (about 200 of them).

is windows-95 really faster, or just my imagination?

i mean, really, why would it go "bonk-bonk-bonk" when it could simply
take a snapshot of the whole arrangement and uh, keep x and y
coordinates in a relatively tiny fragment of ram somewhere. or is
bloatware always bloatware and there's no way out except Linux? :)

JeBus

You need to refresh the icons store. Then it'll go back to flashing.
Never figured out how to do it natively; I always use systemworks to do
it. After which they all flash on at once.
 
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Jose

i have a dual monitor setup, and use a lot of icons to start prog's or as
web shortcuts.

my xp often bogs down and the desktop icons take forever to "blink" on,
almost one-by-one, bonk, bonk, bonk.

seems funny, on a 3.2 gig processor w 2 gig of ram, and a supposedly robust
OS, that it would take, like 30 seconds for my desktop icons to materialize
(about 200 of them).

is windows-95 really faster, or just my imagination?

i mean, really, why would it go "bonk-bonk-bonk" when it could simply take a
snapshot of the whole arrangement and uh, keep x and y coordinates in a
relatively tiny fragment of ram somewhere.  or is bloatware always bloatware
and there's no way out except Linux? :)

JeBus

I am glad my desktop only has 5 icons.

Jose
 
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Twayne

Jose said:
I am glad my desktop only has 5 icons.

Jose

And that off topic bit of data is relevant how?

I have zero icons on my screen, but my desktop folder contains many
folders and files. It does the OP absolutely no good, though.
 
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