User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax) I've noticed that Thunderbird seems to become sluggish when it has been minimized or "covered" and other applications have been run. For example, I'm finished checking my mail, I use a browser, a graphics program, Office applications... When I want to use Thunderbird again and click on its "start bar" icon, the application takes quite some time (10 seconds to over 30 seconds) to re-paint itself and the controls don't seem to recognize click events for similar intervals (though the events are not lost). Gradually, the application performance comes back to normal. The behavior does not seem to be related to the use of other specific application and other applications do not seem to exhibit the same behavior. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Use Thunderbird. 2. Open and close many other applications for about 1/2 hour 3. Click on Thunderbird icon Actual Results: 1. Thunderbird takes more than 15 seconds to re-paint > After the menu's have been repainted, click on an action such as "Write", "Get Mail" or a specific folder.... 2. Thunderbird can take up to 10 seconds to recognize the event. Expected Results: re-established itself promptly I am using Windows XP (home edition) on 1.5G P4 with a mere 256megs of RAM -- so memory may be an issue. I have noticed similar problems with Netscape (7.1) and, in fact, the reason that I started to use Thunderbird (instead of the Netscape mail client) was that, after a day or so of use, Netscape needed to be terminated and restarted
when you minimize an application on winxp it gets swapped out memory. The delay you see is the OS swapping us back into memory
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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