In the selection screen for creating entries [Finance, Entries, (relevant) Journal], information is shown for each journal: the number of entries in that journal, the date of the last entry and the total amount entered into that journal. If there are a lot of entries, showing this information could take a while. And perhaps you don’t want to show this information here. In that case, you can uncheck the option ‘Show transactions’ in this screen. The additional information will not be shown anymore.