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I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04/Unity, and every file manipulations just feel very laggy (at least one second):

  • Selection
  • Drag and drop
  • Even folder browsing

My hard drive is OK, I'm using the proprietary ATI driver, everything runs fine in every other OS I have installed except Ubuntu since the upgrade.

Am I the only one seeing this ?

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Just tried the CompizConfig tweaks + the manual ATI driver upgrade without noticeable change. – nicoulaj May 1 '11 at 20:18
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FInally found the solution here, I had to delete the gvfs-metadata folder:

rm -rf ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata
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... What exactly does it do...? – Oxwivi Aug 15 '11 at 20:38
GVFS is "Gnome Virtual File System", apparently this metadata folder gets bloated after some time. – nicoulaj Aug 16 '11 at 13:10

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