Overhead in 14.04 Comparing Xubuntu and Lubuntu

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Tue May 6 01:36:58 UTC 2014

On 05/05/2014 08:17 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 05/05/2014 05:32 PM, Israel wrote:
>>    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...
>> http://openbox.org/wiki/Configuration#Resize_.28and_move.29
>> apparently you can!  Try this option, I think it will help.
> I changed: "<drawContents>no</drawContents>" to
> "<drawContents>No</drawContents>
> I don't know if that was necessary, but I did it for consistency with
> other parameters.
> I also changed: "<popupShow>Nonpixel</popupShow>" to
> "<popupShow>Always</popupShow>"
> After making this change, window-dragging seemed to be much more
> efficient, but all my desktop icons (and the screen wallpaper) were gone.
> I re-booted, and then my icons and wallpaper re-appeared, and
> window-dragging remained more efficient.
> With that change, I have no problems with my Lubuntu 14.04 system,
> other than it ignoring color-customization.
> The Xubuntu system on that machine remains un-usable.
Here is the GUI way to do it.
Menu->Preferences->Openbox Configuration Manager

Once this is open click the first option in Move & Resize.  It says
"Update the window contents while resizing"


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