Overhead in 14.04 Comparing Xubuntu and Lubuntu

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Mon May 5 23:32:20 UTC 2014

On 05/05/2014 05:44 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 05/05/2014 01:21 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> It seems to me that installing xcompmgr helped.  If you could test it
>> >and report back that would be helpful, as I might just be imagining a
>> >difference because I like semi-transparent terminals SOOOOO much. :D
>> >
> Nio:
> I did not see any difference in window-dragging performance after
> installing xcompmgr, even after rebooting.
> I did not see anything in the menus for configuring it.  I guess it
> configures itself.
Ahh well...  it was just my elation at being able to read something and
type something.... this can be so incredibly useful, and is one of the
first things I do.  But I install a lot from the terminal anyhow (as it
is easier and faster for me when I know the first couple letters of the
package name  TAB completion is awesome BTW)

  I think the thing to change would be how the windows are drawn during
moving.  I have been in JWM mode lately, so this may be a JWM thing...
sorry if it is.  Is there a way to change the move mode to show only the
outline of the window, instead of a live view?
I think that could considerably speed up the movement of windows.
Wait I just looked...
apparently you can!  Try this option, I think it will help.

xcompmgr doesn't need configuration, though you can add startup
parameters if you need something specific
man xcompmgr
for more info


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