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Support => Advanced Topics => Topic started by: Sprinterdriver on July 20, 2017, 01:57:17 pm

Title: Hide content of window when moving - get very slow
Post by: Sprinterdriver on July 20, 2017, 01:57:17 pm

Still having some issues with my old good Acer travelmate 634  :-\

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geir@TravelMate ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: TravelMate Kernel: 4.8.0-58-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Acer (portable) product: TravelMate 630 v: -1
           Mobo: ACER model: TravelMate 630 v: Rev.A
           Bios: Phoenix v: R01-C0N date: 09/04/02
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 Mobile (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
           speed: 1800 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA NV11M [GeForce2 Go]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1400x1050@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI nv11 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.2 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card ULi M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device
           driver: snd_ali5451
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-58-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
           driver: 8139too
           IF: enp0s10 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (10.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54106 size: 60.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 3.4G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /tmp size: 2.5G used: 3.8M (1%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: /home size: 32G used: 36M (1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-4: /boot size: 735M used: 115M (17%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-5: /var size: 5.6G used: 719M (14%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-6: swap-1 size: 2.05GB used: 0.07GB (4%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 17.0C mobo: 17.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 189 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 245.8/491.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
geir@TravelMate ~ $

Because of the age of the computer, I've turned of all desktop effects in Peppermint Control  Center, and also unchecked Hide content of windows When moving (hcwm for short).

The problem is that unchecking hcwm option doesn't make the desktop more responsive when moving windows, but rather the opposite. The white frame that is supposed to follow the mouse pointer when grabbed and mark new position of window if dropped here - is so very slow. It almost looks like something hangs, and the frame moves very very slow on the screen.

So I opened the Control Center --> Window manager --> Checked the hcwm option. Imediately after that was done, I tried to move a couple of windows, and it went very smooth.

I cannot help to thinki that this must be a bug, because the only reason - that I can think of - to choose not to see contents of window when moving, is to get maximum performance from an old/slow computer  ???

But if there is a workaround for me when I want to hide contents of windows when moved in order to gain performance, I'll like to know  8)