How Long Does It Take to Open Devices & Printers?

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  1. Posts : 26,993
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #11

    sandra said:
    My Devices & Printers window takes "forever" ... well it does open, but about 15 secs after I lose interest! I see several suggested solutions: make sure Bluetooth support service is running w/start auto, get rid of Realtek drivers, but these don't help. I have a local home network: two computers, ROKU, VOIP box, & various devices. Would prefer to see only local devices by default, perhaps within 5 seconds!!
    You can get instant reaction, if you turn off network discovery in Control Panel / Network an sharing ... / Advanced sharing setting

    Of course, it won't list any new devices...
    Edit: sorry :) it worked once, after that it takes 5 - 7 sec here again.
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  2. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #12

    Nice for you
    I am down to 8 seconds now that I have removed all the networked devices one by one... I don't really need to see these here I think. I c
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  3. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #13

    Nice for you
    I am down to 7-8 seconds (not exactly speedy) now that I have removed all the networked devices one by one... I don't really need to see these here I think. I can still see them (after about 16 seconds) when I open the Network view.
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  4. TV2
    Posts : 2,011
    W10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #14

    hTconeM9user said:
    I go settings
    Which I have as pinned in taskbar
    which means I can save time by not going to start first
    Device & Printers
    Opens straight away in 4 seconds
    Yes I have timed it

    Happy to hear that Devices and Printers opens quickly for you.
    But what we need to discover is why it works for you but not for others.
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  5. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #15

    TV2 said:
    Happy to hear that Devices and Printers opens quickly for you.
    But what we need to discover is why it works for you but not for others.
    I use Edge, also I have put the settings button in taskbar.
    Also I only do one click
    So when I go to settings one click opens it
    Then one click Device
    Printer and Scanner it opens straight away if I need to look at it if something goes wrong
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  6. Posts : 2,755
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #16

    0,5-1s here, running on SSD and invoking it from Classic shell. I also think I have network discovery disabled.

    How many printers do you have and are any of those networked? I have found time increases a lot for networked printers.
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  7. Posts : 26,993
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #17

    TV2 said:
    Happy to hear that Devices and Printers opens quickly for you.
    But what we need to discover is why it works for you but not for others.
    There are two ways to see you devices and printers:
    1. Control panel / Hardware and sound / Devices and printers - this can be slow. Helps for me to turn off network discovery.
    2. Settings (modern) / Devices - this is instant

    OP was referring to Control panel as I understand, so don't mix this up (this part isn't meant for you TV2) :).
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  8. TV2
    Posts : 2,011
    W10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Exactly AndreTen! Thanks

    From Settings > Devices my machine is also instant.

    In the modern Devices window you do not see everything in one place. You need to click once to see printers, click again to see connected devices, etc. Therefore I prefer the old Devices & Printers (which you can also set up for one-click access if you preferred).

    I do a lot of PC to PC work here, so turning off Network Discovery would not be a good fix for me.
    But as long as I know what it is that is causing the problem then that would answer the question.
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  9. Posts : 26,993
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #19

    TV2 said:
    Exactly AndreTen! Thanks

    From Settings > Devices my machine is also instant.

    In the modern Devices window you do not see everything in one place. You need to click once to see printers, click again to see connected devices, etc. Therefore I prefer the old Devices & Printers (which you can also set up for one-click access if you preferred).

    I do a lot of PC to PC work here, so turning off Network Discovery would not be a good fix for me.
    But as long as I know what it is that is causing the problem then that would answer the question.
    Agree! I also prefer the old style Devices, but don't use them so frequently, that it would bother me too much, if they open in 1 or 10 seconds (admit, it is annoying).

    I think, we need some network specialist here for instruction, how to fine tune system for fast reaction. This is beyond me.
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  10. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #20

    AndreTen said:
    You can get instant reaction, if you turn off network discovery in Control Panel / Network an sharing ... / Advanced sharing setting

    Of course, it won't list any new devices...
    Edit: sorry :) it worked once, after that it takes 5 - 7 sec here again.
    And anyway, I do want my computer & printer to be shared on my home network. Just don't need to see these in Devices & Printers when I can use the Network folder to see them... 7-8 seconds is still slow, but better than 20
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