Selecting 5000 files and right-clicking is slow
I work a lot with PNG sequences, and recently had the opportunity to work with 45000 files in a single folder in Nautilus (which shows them surprisingly fast!). There are two operations which are several seconds slow without any feedback though:
- selecting 5000 files has a delay of 1-2 seconds, not too bad but of course not instantaneous either.
- If I select 5000 files and right-click, the right-click menu takes several seconds to appear. Also it seems like if I move my mouse in the meantime, the right-click menu does not appear where my mouse clicked, but where I moved my mouse to.
- I use the "New Folder With Selection" operation a lot on these sequences. The dialog seems generally laggy and very slow at evaluating the sensitivity of the "Create" button.
All of these operations blocks UI and the mouse cursor does not indicate that nautilus is busy. My use case (handling several thousand video frame files) is peculiar but not uncommon within video editing, animation and graphics, so maybe this could be a good performance goal to strive for. (-: