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Window previews are ugly on my computer:


Is there any solution to make them smooth? BTW window previews in Metacity with composition enabled (/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager) are looking much better than in Compiz.


I am using the open source radeon driver, so I can't configure my videocard preferences via AMD's GUI, and I've tried all options like a texture filter, bicubic filter or mipmapping I found in ccsm with no result.

How to make window previews in Compiz be as smooth as they are in Metacity?

And sorry, my English sucks just like these window thumbnails in Compiz.

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you might wanna attach screenshots the rest of us can all go get disgusted of how ugly it was before it got pretty – Tshepang Jan 7 '11 at 12:52
Yeah, I tried to, but I don't have enough reputation points :( — compiz, — metacity – eXtractor Jan 7 '11 at 12:57
Oh, sorry, didn't think of that. May I advice you ask another question (that haven't been asked here before) and/or browse around to see if you can answer anything to gain the 10 rep you need to post images. – Tshepang Jan 7 '11 at 13:26
I've added the links (which are leading to the screenshots) into my comment above. Just look closer ;) – eXtractor Jan 7 '11 at 13:42
@ eXtractor: try to disable transparency in Compiz? – Takkat Jan 7 '11 at 13:42

I think that this is an internal compiz issue - not necessarily one of aliasing. The window buffer is sent to this little window preview and scaled down, giving it that crunchy feel. Perhaps you should report a bug dealing with that plugin.

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let's see how they will respond – eXtractor Jan 29 '11 at 12:09

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