Tweak Tool freezes GNOME

I was messing with the GNOME Tweak Tool in M2 i686, and when I chose to have the file manager handle the desktop, the activities button disappeared and all windows froze for about five minutes. Has anyone else run into this?

These freezes aren’t restricted to the tweak tool. I’m finding the same in YAST and occasionally during normal use, e.g., surfing the web. Who else is using M2 GNOME, and are you finding similar freezes?

fresh install of 13.1 m2 gnome live - no freezes here