kwin (4.11.12) idle CPU usage

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Tue Jan 26 14:10:41 GMT 2016

On Tuesday, 2016-01-26, 15:03:41, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Hi,
> What is causing KWin to use about 2.6-3.6% CPU in top when I'm not
> interacting with the machine? From discussions like
> [] I understand that it's
> the compositor, but I don't see what that component would do when it's
> supposed to do nothing.

Perhaps some program is updating its UI?

E.g. a CPU/Network/Memory applet, a clock displaying seconds, etc.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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