[kdepim-users] KMail problem or configuration problem?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Thu Sep 4 21:34:26 BST 2008

On Thursday 04 September 2008, brian wrote:
> A simple question about KMail - is it really mind-numbingly slow when
> compared to Forte Agent or Thunderbird, or do I have something
> misconfigured?

KMail 1.9.x (if yes, what x?) or KMail 1.10.0?

> Just as an example - setting up a filter, if I use a right-click to
> pull up the context menu to set a filter, Agent and Thunderbird both
> have the context menu on the screen in about a second. KMail is
> taking between 10 and 15 seconds to display a context menu.

I'm not seeing such a problem here with KMail 1.9.9.

> They're all running on the same PC, Mandriva 2008, 1.8 GHz P4, 2.5 GB
> of memory, so that can't be the answer. Does anyone have any
> suggestions as to what could be the problem, or is KMail really this
> slow?

Is opening a context menu slow in other KDE applications, too? This is 
just a wild guess, but could this be related to the usage of desktop 
effects (e.g. semi-transparent context menus)? What graphics card do 
you use? Does disabling desktop effects help?

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