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I have an extension for Chromium called Smooth-Scroll. While I use Openbox the scrolling is noticeably smooth with some thin ripples. Compiz is much more jerky. This is with Chromium 10; 11 hasn't dropped yet and is supposed to have accelerated layers.

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It's just the way it us, hate to tell you but Ubuntu is getting heavy on resources. Just changed from 11.04/Unity on a brandnew netbook with Nvidias ION2 to Openbox & LXDE... it used to be like swimming with clothes on. I'm all OpenBox here after, it's mostly webbrowsing anyways...

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It is getting heavy, I agree 100%. I've been using openbox for years now, its the only WM for me. The default setup loads you up, sky high, with unnecessary services. Top the cake with a ton of python programs, most would have been written in C, years past. the minimum requirements are misleading. –  TechZilla Mar 15 '12 at 21:34

It appears that Chromium is still not using the smooth scrolling enabled by GTK3.4 yet.

The possibility is there, in fact, this simple Python examples shows a Webkit browser with smooth (not jump-by-a-few-lines) scrolling:

from gi.repository import WebKit as webkit
from gi.repository import Gtk as gtk

view = webkit.WebView()

sw = gtk.ScrolledWindow()
sw.add(view)

win = gtk.Window()
win.add(sw)
win.show_all()

view.open("http://w3.org/")
gtk.main()

So the technology is in place, Chromium 22 just doesn't seem to use it yet.

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