I have used snap packet manager for installing several applications on my elementary os. But when I want to start any app it may take a long time (up to several minutes). Sometimes app does not start and I need to click on app icon and wait again.

There is no same problem with default elementary os AppCenter. These apps open quickly enough.


If your snapd version is older than 2.36.2, it might be a font-caching issue, as written here.

  • My snapd version is newer than 2.36.2: snap 2.39.2 snapd 2.39.2 series 16 elementary 5.0 kernel 4.15.0-52-generic – Route Reflector Jun 24 at 18:08
  • According to this thread, it seems, the culprit is not operating system, but Snap technology itself: reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/9scoif/… Suggested solution? Avoid using snap if you can, and stick to other distribution formats (.deb, flatpaks etc.) – a-tokarev Jul 23 at 9:03

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