Ubuntu – How to speed up the Dash response


Is there a way to speed up the Dash? When I press the super key for the first time it can take ~2 seconds for the dash to appear. Whereas if I use Synapse, it will appear instantly.

Best Answer

Ubuntu 12.10

I. Install Unsettings. Type in terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install unsettings

Open Unsettings. You can try 2 changes.

  • First, go to Dash > Blur and select No blur.

No blur

  • Second, go to Themes and change Graphics Mode to Force low graphics mode.

Low graphics mode

II. Install the Compiz Config Settings Manager. Type in terminal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Open the compiz manager. Go to OpenGL and select Texture Filter > Fast

Texture filter

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