Question Lag when hovering desktop icons

InfurnoHD

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Hi guys.

My desktop icons are very laggy. This also applies to whenever I drag the selection box over a bunch. Check the video to see what I mean. I've heard that it might be due to the virtual memory being set too low, so i manually increased it, all the way from min. 16GB to max 32GB for all drives as a test, but no difference.

This happens regardless if the computer is idle or under extreme load!

Video demostrating problem

Specs: (PSU is a Corsair CV650, and yes, I have Windows 10 Education)





Any ideas?
 

Cj-tech

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Hi guys.

My desktop icons are very laggy. This also applies to whenever I drag the selection box over a bunch. Check the video to see what I mean. I've heard that it might be due to the virtual memory being set too low, so i manually increased it, all the way from min. 16GB to max 32GB for all drives as a test, but no difference.

This happens regardless if the computer is idle or under extreme load!

Video demostrating problem

Specs: (PSU is a Corsair CV650, and yes, I have Windows 10 Education)





Any ideas?
I don’t see anything wrong in the video. Are you saying that when you move the mouse over the desktop icon really quickly, it doesn’t highlight immediately? It’s the same way on my computer and is probably because the mouse is moving to fast to make the icon respond.

As for the selection box, I don’t see anything wrong with that either. One basic thing I always do when I have a problem is to run this in an Administrator Command Prompt or Powershell (right-click the Windows icon and click Window PowerShell (Admin)):
Code:
sfc /scannow
 

InfurnoHD

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I don’t see anything wrong in the video. Are you saying that when you move the mouse over the desktop icon really quickly, it doesn’t highlight immediately? It’s the same way on my computer and is probably because the mouse is moving to fast to make the icon respond.

As for the selection box, I don’t see anything wrong with that either.
Yeah the selection box is worse in person, its just the video lacks sufficient fps to give the lag the credit that it deserves. Basically, if i selct all the icons, the framrate on my desktop drops to around a quarter of what it normally runs at if i just drag a box around without selecting anything.

Also, yes, the icons not highlighting was what i was referring to. It used to be fine but recently I’ve noticed said lag. I don’t know about any change to the PC that might have triggered this though...

besides, the dekstop is located on a PCIe gen 4 nvme ssd, with a 6 core ryzen 5 idling, pushing the video output through a 3070 to a 144hz gaming monitor. Sounds pretty overkill for a smooth desktop render if you ask me yet im getting more fps rendering scenes in blender

update: I just ran the same "experiment" on my basic APU based laptop, and desktop is running completely smoothly with no noticeable delay when hovering over icons etc.
 
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InfurnoHD

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I don’t see anything wrong in the video. Are you saying that when you move the mouse over the desktop icon really quickly, it doesn’t highlight immediately? It’s the same way on my computer and is probably because the mouse is moving to fast to make the icon respond.

As for the selection box, I don’t see anything wrong with that either. One basic thing I always do when I have a problem is to run this in an Administrator Command Prompt or Powershell (right-click the Windows icon and click Window PowerShell (Admin)):
Code:
sfc /scannow
Just completed a run of
Code:
sfc /scannow
It did not find anything
 

InfurnoHD

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Another update: The problem goes away in safe mode, with or without networking. So there is some kind of software that messes things up... Any ideas on what might cause something like this?

A clean install would in all likelyhood fix the issue, but I'm not going to go through that to fix such a nit-picky thing...
 

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