turn off animation during minimize

Kenton Brede kbrede at nixnotes.org
Wed Jun 1 18:40:32 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 06:41:29PM +0200, Vincent Trouilliez (vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr) wrote:
> > I suspect this has been covered somewhere
> Yes, I hate this animation. I asked about it a here, as well as the
> Gnome forums, long ago.
> Short answer : you will have to live with it.
> Longer answer : in Gconf there is key for Metacity (which is responsible
> for this behaviour), that does turn this animation off. The problem is
> that it also does something else at the same time : when you move a
> window, it will show a wire frame, not the window's content anymore,

Thanks, that put me on the right track.  I've used Linux for years but this is
my first real attempt at Gnome.  I enabled "reduced_resources," which as
you say, gnome claims it "trades off usability for less resource usage."
I will gladly trade a wire frame when moving a window, with an animation
that hangs the window when I want it out of the way.  I'll see what
other "usability" options I'm missing.  

Applications/System Tools/Configuration Editor/apps/metacity/general

Check "reduced_resources."  Takes effect immediately.


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 for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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