Does metacity compositor use acceleration?

Andreas Schildbach andreas at
Sat Mar 29 13:31:03 UTC 2008

chombee wrote:

> Does the compositor that you can enable in metacity in hardy use 3D acceleration?

Yes, it does.

> I like it better than compiz (the alt-tab isn't broken for one thing) but it
> seems slow.

Actually, on my i915GMS Metacity compositing is much faster than Compiz.
And a lot less buggy. Maybe "Normal" visual effects (Appearance
Preferences) should use Metacity rather than Compiz?



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