Compositing window manager in Lubuntu

matt davis mtthwldvs at
Thu Dec 6 23:14:11 UTC 2012

On 12/6/2012 12:35 PM, lubuntu-users-request at wrote:

> OK perhaps for the memory, I also have performance concerns. That is,
> I want as much system resources as possible, available to the
> applications, and not consumed by the OS user interface. This is why I
> use Lubuntu.
I agree with you on that but compton is very light on resources. My Lubuntu machine is 10+ years old and it runs full compton effects (transparencies, drop shadows, menu fades) without a blip. It uses only 1-2 MBs of ram. I think once I saw it hit 3 MBs *gasp*. It never registers anything on the processor. If anyone is interested to check compton out:

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