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10basetom
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Long start-up time

Every time I launch PAP it opens up (ignoring the StartMinimized=True setting) and I see a progress bar inside the menu -- it seems to be doing a full icon cache refresh or app indexing. This initiation takes about 3 minutes with 283 apps installed. I know my Class 4 USB stick is partly to blame for the slow speed, but is there any way to configure it so that it stops doing whatever it's doing on startup?

With a work flow of plugging in and out the USB stick repeatedly in a multi-PC setting (e.g., classroom), having to wait 3 minutes every time you plug in a USB stick with PAP is not going to work.

Thanks,
Tom

John T. Haller
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Incredibly Slow

Class 4 means it would only hit 4MB/s which is slow for a flash drive. It's essentially USB 1 speed. Modern flash drives you buy for $7 at your local office store (like Staples) are quite a bit faster.

For startups, the read speed matters most, since it is going out and discovering what apps you have installed. You can use CrystalDiskMark to tell you what your read speed is.

We are working on a caching system to assist with very slow drives, but it is not yet completed.

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Hi John, I have since

Hi John, I have since transferred everything to an external HDD and now the start-up time is down to a reasonable 10 seconds or so. Mental note not to ever use a Class 4 USB stick with PAP again (it's just that it was the only empty one I had lying around at the time).

Yeah, caching would be superb.

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