I just upgraded from F36 to F37. I’m having an issue with the Gnome Activities menu (via the menu or the start button) where after typing the first character in the search, it just becomes unresponsive for thirty seconds or so. It’s fine when it comes back, it is just a pretty annoying delay.
Playing around with the Search options in the Settings, it looks as though the culprit is the Files search. I would like to be able to have that active though.
I’m wondering if there are some cache files I can clean out. Or any other ideas?
Quite possibly tracker is still building the updated database that is used for such searches and that is causing the momentary hang. If that is the case then leaving the system on overnight should allow it to finish the update and things should return to normal.
So you now know it is a conflict between the new install and your current user configuration data. It is quite safe to wipe out ~/.cache and ~/.local/cache. These will automatically be recreated as needed. It is not said that that will cure the problem, but it could.