GTK apps take almost 60 seconds to start after system update!
There is an issue with xdg-desktop-portal-gnome 44.1 upgraded from 43.1 causing GTK apps to take a long time to load, apps such as Firefox or Libreoffice.
Current workaround is to downgrade back to 43.1 and set “xdg-desktop-portal-gnome” to ignore updates.
Add/Remove Software (pamac) > Preferences > Avanced tab and click the + sign at the bottom to add “xdg-desktop-portal-gnome” to the ignored upgrades list.
For more details, read here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/xdg-desktop-portal-gnome/-/issues/86
IF you already updated to 44.1, uninstall the package and manually install 43.1, there should be a copy of it in your
/var/cache/pacman/pkg/ if not you can download a copy here: https://delinuxco.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/repo/archive/xdg-desktop-portal-gnome-43.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst