Trying the sqlite vacuum command didn't work all that well even though I think it helped a little. It got even slightly better by deleting everything in the ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/ directory but still, Dash is quite slow to polulate the first time after login.
Now, the results of the files lens pop up after a couple of seconds and the applications results come after about five. The rotating magnifying glass in the search field indicates that there's still something pending, however, but I can't figure out what it is. After having been used once, the Dash is fast and responsive. It's only a problem the first time after login, and I believe it's worst on the first login after reboot. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Framework Team, which is subscribed to Zeitgeist Framework. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/919801 Title: Unity dash file search is extremely slow Status in Unity Files Lens: Incomplete Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Incomplete Status in “unity-lens-files” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: When I try to use the Unity dash search feature to navigate to files and folders, it is extremely slow. For example, if I hit the super button to launch the search and then type "Pictures" to get my pictures directory, it takes almost 5 seconds for the folder icon to show. In comparison, if I use Gnome-Do to navigate to my Pictures folder, it's basically instant. I have attached a video screencast so that you can see the problem for yourself. --- ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4 Architecture: i386 CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,move,vpswitch,place,session,imgpng,mousepoll,resize,gnomecompat,regex,snap,grid,wall,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,expo,ezoom,workarounds,fade,scale,unityshell] DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10 InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110413) NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia Package: unity 5.0.0~+bzr1825ubuntu0+611 PackageArchitecture: i386 ProcEnviron: PATH=(custom, no user) LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/bash ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9 Tags: oneiric running-unity Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic i686 UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-14 (99 days ago) UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-lens-files/+bug/919801/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp