Every time I log in to the Unity desktop and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search results (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search results, 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. Strangely, my old Acer Aspire 4xxx something (I lent it to my sister and I'm not remembering the exact model) with 1.8 GHz dual-core CPU and 2.5 GB RAM ran faster than my new laptop.
Please let me know what information I should include and how to obtain this information.
I have 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, and I'm still wondering why.