How Long Does It Take "New Project" To Open?

It seems to get quicker after been opened a few times, however, it still seems to take much longer that I would expect.

The test is:
Close all projects
Shutdown IDEA
Open IDEA (should just be the QuickStart/Documentation/Plugins Screen)
Click "Create New Project"

This takes about 7 seconds for me.
If I cancel and press it again it takes about 3 seconds.

The netbeans equivalent is almost instantaneous.
Why does it take so long to open a dialog in IDEA?

Is it just me?
How long does it take you to open it?

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Same here. I'm using 107.322. The first time I try to do a "New Project" usually takes about 4-5 seconds. Use it a few more times and the dialog opens in 1-2 seconds.

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i don't see a problem as i don't open hundreds of projects per day

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So a feature that is not often used doesn't need to be improved upon? ?:|

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that's not it. i just don't see any room or reason for improvement - even if they double the speed, i'd only save 1-2 minutes per week

it's not a broken killer feature that is used once per month but saves you days like "remove unused parameters, field and method calls across the whole project"

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"Room for improvement" would be reducing it from 7 seconds to instant!
"Reason for improvement" would be to not give a poor first impression of IDEA, since this action could very likey be the first thing that new users see.

However, I take your point, it isn't a killer feature or a massive time saver.
I was just curious about whether it was just me seeing this behaviour or not.

I'm too lazy to profile/debug the code to find out why as well :)

I think I'll just open a low priority issue in YouTrack instead!

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idea is a tool, not a woman. first impressions are not important for nerds like me :)

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