[New-bugs-announce] [issue18655] GUI apps take long to launch on Windows

netrick report at bugs.python.org
Sun Aug 4 15:49:14 CEST 2013

New submission from netrick:

On both Python 2 or 3, when you have GUI app (for example something in pygame or pyside or tk), when you launch it on Windows it takes about 4-6 seconds to display the Window for the first run. The next runs are faster, but only untill you reboot the PC.

The thing is that on Linux even when launching the script for first time ever, the GUI Window shows instantly. 

Something how Python displays windows on Windows is wrong, there is something that causes the serious lag.

You can see it very easy with IDLE. On Linux it launches instantly, on Windows XP on the same PC takes about 6 seconds to launch. I asked other people with different config and they have the same issue on Windows.

components: Windows
messages: 194374
nosy: netrick
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: GUI apps take long to launch on Windows
type: performance
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.3

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