Bug#345073: gtk2-engines-clearlooks: option to disable progress
mmikucionis at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 19:51:29 UTC 2005
I really like this engine and theme, but it appears that progress bar
animation hack sucks way too much CPU on my otherwise idle time.
I noticed this when application has several progress bars
(like gaim logon, firefox page loading).
And I do open many firefox tabs when reading news, so that they load
until I read one of them.
For my P4-M 2G laptop 6 progress bars is enough to take almost all CPU,
and this is just idle time, when nothing is really happening.
It is even worse than that: the CPU consumption does not cease
if the progress bar is not visible (behind other window or in
I looked at "top" and compared the "idle" performance (when I do
nothing else but watch/read and don't touch anything) of two
btdownloadgui in Simple theme and Clearlooks theme:
1) in simple theme each btdownloadgui takes about 3-5% and
Xorg is also about 4%.
2) in Clearlooks theme each btdownloadgui 10-12% and Xorg 11%.
I did not notice any change in other process (without progress bars).
In extreme cases this even interrupts music play.
So now, what I do is "renice" such greedy processes,
but this does not work for Xorg process and certainly does not help
conserve the heat and power.
In conclusion: too much animation is a step back for desktop.
I would appreciate any method of turning this feature off.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 18.104.22.168-b1
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Versions of packages gtk2-engines-clearlooks depends on:
ii libatk1.0-0 1.10.3-1 The ATK accessibility toolkit
hi libc6 2.3.5-9 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libglib2.0-0 2.8.4-2 The GLib library of C routines
ii libgtk2.0-0 2.8.9-2 The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii libpango1.0-0 1.10.1-2 Layout and rendering of internatio
gtk2-engines-clearlooks recommends no packages.
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