Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Speed up Gnome in Ubuntu: Tip1

By default gnome has an intentional slight delay between selecting a gtk menu and displaying that menu. It's appearently an old tradition in desktops. I personally find it annoying.

First, find the .gtkrc file in your home directory (the file name will most likely have some extra junk on the end e.g. .gtkrc-1.2-gnome2 ). FYI rc generally denotes a script that will run at startup be it system startup, window manager startup, etc. Then, add the following line:

gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0

The changed will take place the next time you log into gnome. This should work in gnome for any distro.

Also you can accomplish this in one line :

echo gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0 >> ~/.gtkrc*

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