disable fx prior to first 4.6 startups
wonko at wonkology.org
Fri Jul 8 00:35:15 BST 2011
Felix Miata writes:
> On 2011/07/07 22:54 (GMT+0200) Alex Schuster composed:
> > Try Alt+Shift+F12, this toggles the desktop effects. I use it on a PC
> > (not
> Another hotkey combination I'll probably forget as fast as I discovered
> it, or at least not remember when I need to.
I know it well, because I get notifications frequently that my system is too
slow and that the desktops effects are being suspended. This notification
also mentions how to toggle the effects back via this key combination.
I have a dual core AMD 4850e CPU with 2.5 GHz, and on-board Radeon HD3200
video (using the open-source radeon driver). Which seems to be barely enough
to run KDE4 (using six desktops and running much stuff I must admit). top
gives these values, sampled over two minutes:
> > You can also edit ~/.kde/share/config/kwinrc, and set Enabled=false in
> > the [Compositing] section.
> That would not be a global fix. That file doesn't even exist on a new
> install until after KDE gets started, and then only for each individual's
> first login.
Right, I just mentioned it as yet another way to turn it off. Now let's both
forget about it, as Stephen provided a much better solution.
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