xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

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yunhblay
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xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

Post by yunhblay » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:14 am

Hey i'm using xfce with xfwm+compositing as the window manager and dragging is really smooth unless i play a video or game (really anything that uses opengl)
than it becomes really really choppy and laggy, example - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCDV6le ... e=youtu.be

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Re: xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

Post by richyrich » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:19 am

Something to try . .
In the Window Manager Tweaks program, go to the Compositor tab, and check to see if 1) Display overlay windows directly, and 2) Synchronize to vertical blank, are checked.

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Re: xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

Post by yunhblay » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:11 pm

Synchronize to vertical blank was off but turning it on only makes the problem worse

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Re: xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

Post by richyrich » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:39 pm

Okay, now try going the other way. Start unchecking those checkboxes one at a time to see if things improve (even the shadow stuff too).
Until finally you un-ckeck the "Enable display compositing" checkbox. To see if compositing itself is the root cause.

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Re: xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

Post by yunhblay » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:01 pm

seems like the compositor is the problem
but without it there's tearing everywhere

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Re: xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

Post by richyrich » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:37 pm

Use this command in the Terminal program and copy the complete output. Paste it back here in a reply. (when you reply, please paste that output between the Code tags, you will see the </> button above the reply window)

This will show general information about your hardware and system; which will help us to see if anything else may be causing the problem.

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Re: xfce choppy window dragging when playing videos

Post by yunhblay » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:30 pm

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