Slow GUI with Evolution (and only with Evolution)

Bob Chiodini rchiodin at
Wed Feb 16 12:15:20 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 18:41 +0100, tyuiop wrote:
> Fedora Core 3, up-to-date. Evolution's interface is visibly slower
> than any other application's. When I click on New Message or Reply, or
> Forward or even go into Settings, the new window is created quite
> slowly (could take up to one second). What's really weird is that no
> other application has this problem, no matter what its native widgets
> set was (GTK+, Qt3 etc). Anyone else notice this behavior?
> My machine: P4 2GHz, 1GB RAM, Radeon 7500 64 MB (no, it's not about
> accelerators, as [b]everything[/b] else is working just fine -- and
> also, SuSE 9.2's Evolution, on the same machine, didn't display the
> same problem.
> Any ideas?
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How often is evolution set to check for new mail?  I've observed that
evolution is painfully slow whenever it's doing its new mail check.  In
my case it's looking at two IMAP accounts and one Exchange account.


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