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FS#62054 - [gnome-control-center] Adopt workaround for abnormal CPU/memory usage when changing backround

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Alexandr Oleynikov (citrusalex) - Monday, 18 March 2019, 12:15 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 19:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When a user tries to change their background to a picture from "Pictures", gnome-control-center will try to create and show thumbnails for images in that directory all at once, resulting in major slowdowns, high memory usage and complete lockup of the app if you have a lot of pictures in that folder (see
There is a workaround for this ( and some distros like Fedora have adopted it ( It would be nice if this patch was added for Arch package too until this is fixed upstream.
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Comment by Marc Geerlings (markus-66) - Sunday, 25 April 2021, 06:06 GMT
I confirm the gnome-control-center crashes when clicking on the + button of the "Input sources" when I want to add another one.
At the moment I have only 'English (Int. with AltGr Death key).
This happens on both of my laptops (T460's).
Comment by Marc Geerlings (markus-66) - Sunday, 25 April 2021, 06:07 GMT
Sorry, don't know what happened, wrong bug.
Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Sunday, 20 March 2022, 14:45 GMT
I cannot reproduce the issue. Is it still valid for you?