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Start Screen is unintuitive, slow and inefficient

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    False.
    Who?

    Wenda.
    I believe the title of the thread.


    I do experience some slow downs on the start screen recently: I cannot click anything until 'something' is loaded.
    The performance issues reported in Control Panel indicate WWAHost.exe as a problem maker with ,each boot, 10-40 seconds of slowdowns.

    WWAHost starts at boot? What is that!
    What is WWAHost.exe and Why is it Running?
    It is related to Metro so now after I seem to like it, it turns against me. Nice.
    But it would be nicer to fix this problem somehow and there's no need for me to uninstall apps if required just to speed up things (that would be hilarious). I'm still investigating it.
    LOL, a traitor...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post

    Who?

    Wenda.
    I believe the title of the thread.


    I do experience some slow downs on the start screen recently: I cannot click anything until 'something' is loaded.
    The performance issues reported in Control Panel indicate WWAHost.exe as a problem maker with ,each boot, 10-40 seconds of slowdowns.

    WWAHost starts at boot? What is that!
    What is WWAHost.exe and Why is it Running?
    It is related to Metro so now after I seem to like it, it turns against me. Nice.
    But it would be nicer to fix this problem somehow and there's no need for me to uninstall apps if required just to speed up things (that would be hilarious). I'm still investigating it.
    LOL, a traitor...
    LOL, indeed!

    But I've managed to fix it without uninstalling anything. The hang on the Start Screen is no more!

    EDIT: I think this slowdown I mention here can be more expected on filled-up start screens with many tiles.
    Reducing the number of apps shown and less start screen shortcuts may help, but what it we want to keep our current (high) number of app tiles and shortcuts? What it we even increase the app number? Things will get even slower then.

    The issue is rather simple to comprehend:
    - The user installs apps... then, few apps become many, start screen gets filled or not but each app wants to notify you with stuff and content + live tiles.
    - More apps result in a longer load-up of notifications (delay: when I couldn't click on anything, the notifications were loaded so it seems).

    I've disabled all apps notifications and BAM: no more Start Screen delays!
    (get into Metro PC-Settings -> Notifications -> ON/OFF)
    Turning off live-tiles can also help here.

    This is understandable: I'm on a 5300rpm HDD.

    If somebody disagrees with my method then I hope he/she doesn't run from SSD because that wouldn't count to me.
    SSD are way faster and the notification delay might be unnoticeable.

    You can turn off just a few notifications if you still need some of them ON, all is possible.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post

    I believe the title of the thread.


    I do experience some slow downs on the start screen recently: I cannot click anything until 'something' is loaded.
    The performance issues reported in Control Panel indicate WWAHost.exe as a problem maker with ,each boot, 10-40 seconds of slowdowns.

    WWAHost starts at boot? What is that!
    What is WWAHost.exe and Why is it Running?
    It is related to Metro so now after I seem to like it, it turns against me. Nice.
    But it would be nicer to fix this problem somehow and there's no need for me to uninstall apps if required just to speed up things (that would be hilarious). I'm still investigating it.
    LOL, a traitor...
    LOL, indeed!

    But I've managed to fix it without uninstalling anything. The hang on the Start Screen is no more!

    EDIT: I think this slowdown I mention here can be more expected on filled-up start screens with many tiles.
    Reducing the number of apps shown and less start screen shortcuts may help, but what it we want to keep our current (high) number of app tiles and shortcuts? What it we even increase the app number? Things will get even slower then.

    The issue is rather simple to comprehend:
    - The user installs apps... then, few apps become many, start screen gets filled or not but each app wants to notify you with stuff and content + live tiles.
    - More apps result in a longer load-up of notifications (delay: when I couldn't click on anything, the notifications were loaded so it seems).

    I've disabled all apps notifications and BAM: no more Start Screen delays!
    (get into Metro PC-Settings -> Notifications -> ON/OFF)
    Turning off live-tiles can also help here.

    This is understandable: I'm on a 5300rpm HDD.

    If somebody disagrees with my method then I hope he/she doesn't run from SSD because that wouldn't count to me.
    SSD are way faster and the notification delay might be unnoticeable.

    You can turn off just a few notifications if you still need some of them ON, all is possible.
    Thanks for the tip, Hopachi!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Thanks for the tip, Hopachi!
    You're welcome.

    A few days after the tweak and I can confirm that the slowdown didn't happened anymore.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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