Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox dash plugin, showing only virtual machines I had for a while. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 14R Non-Touch. Funnily, my old Acer aspire 4xxx something (I lend it to my sister and not remembering the exact model) with 1.8 GHz dual-core cpu and 2.5 GB RAM runs faster than my new laptop.
NB: I'm not completely familiar with question formats nor what information should I provide, so please point out what information I should include and how to obtain this information.
NB2: For your information, I'm an intermediate ubuntu user, with basic knowledge which is sufficient for installing linux system on my own and doing partitioning. I don't know most command line commands, so howtos on obtaining some information would be appreciated :)
Addendum 1: I disabled all scopes except a few (only four scopes) that I actually use. I have also disabled startup applications from "Startup programs". Then I ran:
and it outputs:
at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop indicator-bluetooth.desktop print-applet.desktop blueman.desktop indicator-datetime.desktop pulseaudio.desktop caribou-autostart.desktop indicator-messages.desktop pulseaudio-kde.desktop deja-dup-monitor.desktop indicator-power.desktop telepathy-indicator.desktop evolution-alarm-notify.desktop indicator-printers.desktop tracker-miner-fs.desktop gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop indicator-session.desktop tracker-store.desktop gnome-keyring-pkcs11.desktop indicator-sound.desktop unity-fallback-mount-helper.desktop gnome-keyring-secrets.desktop light-locker.desktop unity-settings-daemon.desktop gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop nautilus-autostart.desktop update-notifier.desktop gnome-screensaver.desktop nm-applet.desktop user-dirs-update-gtk.desktop gnome-settings-daemon.desktop notification-daemon.desktop vino-server.desktop gnome-sound-applet.desktop nvidia-settings-autostart.desktop xfce4-power-manager.desktop gnome-user-share.desktop onboard-autostart.desktop zeitgeist-datahub.desktop gsettings-data-convert.desktop orca-autostart.desktop indicator-application.desktop polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop
Is there anything that can slow down my computer? I believe my older computer was more responsive with (I assume) similar settings though, and I'm still wondering why.