Bug 426521 - Latest metacity is unacceptably slow.
Latest metacity is unacceptably slow.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-21 14:13 EST by Ralph Loader
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-21 21:57:41 EST
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Description Ralph Loader 2007-12-21 14:13:47 EST
Dragging a window around the screen with the latest metacity is unacceptably
slow; it moves the window in jerks about once per second.

Old versions of metacity moved the window smoothly, I guess about 20 times per

CPU usage goes to 100% while this is happening.

I'm guessing that this is due to the alpha-blended composite-manager eye-candy?
 I suspect that that needs to be turned off on machines where it is not hardware
accelerated by the graphics card.

Similarly, doing a hide-all-windows on desktop followed by a show-all-windows is
extremely slow, about 1 second per window.

This is with metacity-2.21.5-2.fc9.
Comment 1 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2007-12-21 21:27:56 EST
You can turn off the compositor with gconf-editor by going to
apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager and unsetting the checkbox.

I don't believe this is turned on by default, so it may have picked up an old
setting on your system.
Comment 2 Ralph Loader 2007-12-21 21:57:41 EST
Thanks, that works.

I'll resolve this as Not-a-bug.

But I don't remember turning this on via gconf-editor (it's not like I normally
ever run gconf-editor), so I'm not quite sure how it got turned on.

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