Resizing GTK windows on KDE
gmane at auxbuss.com
Tue May 26 19:57:41 BST 2009
Willy Hamra said:
> On 25/05/2009, Donn <donn.ingle at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have many GTK (Gnome) apps that I rely on. Gvim and Firefox for
>> example. Under KDE 4.x.x I see that resizing these windows happens in
>> jumps or steps.
gvim does resize in steps - lines and chars.
up a cpu usage viewer and watch FF take off when you do something. Heck
it even takes a few seconds to close @ 80% cpu!
>> Resizing a KDE window (say this email window now) happens smoothly, say
>> in 1 pixel jumps. Resizing Firefox happens in 10 or 20 pixel jumps.
>> This is weird because they are all under the control of KDE, it's not
>> like the gnome window manager is being used.
>> Any clues to how I can change that?
kde4.3? Seems like our next hope.
I've not started following the dev chat on this, but I hava feeling that
there are some big issues with kde4's graphics architecture.
> yes, it's called poor graphics :)
> try to over load your system, run something cpu-intensive, and try
> resizing a KDE window, it will also happen in jumps, sometimes, if a
> backup is running, and i try to resize konsole, the mouse moves, but
> after 3~5 seconds does the window really gets resized and in one jump.
> but when system is relaxed, gtk applications for some reason almost
> always resize in jumps, it seems KDE has to do some extra work on
> resizing these. maybe because of the qt themes applied to them
I've been running KDE/Openbox today and it has cured a huge number of
issues. I've never used it before, and I'm pleasantly surprised.
Amazingly, even kmail hasn't crashed today. It usually crashes about ten
times a day. Best of all, I've got my GL screensaver back :-)
Seriously, though, it runs far less bg tasks, and consumes far les cpu,
thus the machine runs a lot cooler. And it's way faster for the heavy
duty task I have to do.
I think I'm going to persevere with this set-up and see how it goes. I
highly recommend giving it a go.
"Change requires small steps."
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