Incremental search in Lubuntu Software Center is not lightweight
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Incremental search, or "search as you type" is a nice feature that progressively narrows and refines the results as you type additional information into a search box, without needing to press enter or another button to submit the search query.
however, its implementation in Lubuntu Software Center is not conducive to LXDE's mission of being lightweight: Incremental search is almost unusable on P4 systems because it consumes so much CPU power. It results in high CPU usage and several seconds of delays and backlogged processing requests, making the the process of using the search function almost completely unusable.
1. disable incremental search. this is the easiest fix.
2. refine the incremental search process. there may be some code optimization that needs doing (i'm not a coder, i don't know). there are certainly some opportunities for behavioral tweaks. For example, implement a one second delay for incremental search, requiring one second of pause in typing before incremental search activates for the current search string.
|Stephen Smally (stephen-smally) wrote : Re: [Bug 1043595] [NEW] Incremental search in Lubuntu Software Center is not lightweight||#1|
|Changed in lubuntu-software-center:|
|status:||Confirmed → Fix Committed|
|tags:||removed: incremental lightweight search|