Slow virtual desktop switching on windows 11

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Hi,

 

I recently joined the windows insider program and installed Windows 11. But since then, I am facing a significantly slow virtual desktop switching, compared to windows 10 (4 fingers slide gesture on trackpad). 

 

I am on the beta channel, but I have been facing this problem since the very first release of windows 11, when I was on the dev channel. 

 

These are my hardware specs : 

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Is there any solution to speed this up ? 

 

Thanks in advance.

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Same thing here with the following specs:

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
32.0 GB of RAM
NVidia RTX 3070 GPU

@yanismnsr 

I solved this by making my background a solid color rather than the default image. Hope that helps.

I fixed mine with turning off the dynamic colors. Just pick a color under personalization preferences and you should be good. 

Thanks for your answers. I noticed that by choosing a solid color or a "Slideshow" as a background it makes it less laggy, but still not as fluent as on windows 10
Yup, same here. Using as Blade 15 Advanced laptop i.e. i7, 32Gb RAM, Intel UHD Graphis + Nvidia RTX 3080 w/ 16GB (but its probably the former that is handling the desktop.
Thank you, I was having the same issue and this helped!

@yanismnsr I have the same issue, (Threadripper 3960x, Radeon 6900 XT).  When using Bing desktop to set background images, virtual desktop switching becomes nearly impossible.

 

Sometimes it will pop to another desktop and seems to get confused.

 

As others have said, setting to a solid background does solve the issue, I'd like to point out that even using the Background settings panel is painfully slow.  E.g Selecting "Solid color" then picking a color, and seeing the change, took 36 seconds to accomplish.  These actions should be just a couple of clicks.

 

 

Kudos artistro08! An astute observation, with a fixed accent color the desktop switching is I'd say on par with Win10 now, even when using different solid backgrounds (to differentiate them). Thanks!

Can confirm that selecting a solid accent colour speeds up desktop switching.

Should we accept this as a fix though? I had similar settings on Windows 10 on a lesser machine and it worked seamlessly.

@Devopsterus There's definitely something wrong here, we shouldn't be forced to disable theming in order for us to get around our machines effectively.


@Devopsterus wrote:

Sometimes it will pop to another desktop and seems to get confused.


This occurs for me when I have automatic accents turned on. 

Turning that off alone seems to do the job and is less impactful on theming, but that said, it's still not ideal.

@danmul Yeah it's less than ideal, but the way that it's coded is the reason why. I'm sure they will fix it, but in the meantime, we got a temp fix

Hi there,

Still no solution to this problem? i´ve been working with w11 with a black color **bleep** a wallpaper since the begining.

Cheers

For what its worth I discovered that if I turned off the "Snap Windows" feature under "Multitasking" the lag time issue in switching between desktops went away without resorting to turning off my desktop slide show functionality that others said they had to do. I really like the "Snap Windows" functionality, but I can live without it if it means I can seamlessly move between desktops. @richardrama 

This worked like a charm! Even with Bing background. Night and day. Thanks!!!!!!

Glad to hear that, but if anyone at Microsoft is listening, I hope they will figure out the bug and fix it so both the snap to feature  and the multiple desktops work seamlessly without lag times. @tkolda