Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to reduce my compiz effects because of my limited graphics card. Is it safe to disable "copy to pixmap" feature on my compiz?

(I'm using 14.04 Trusty Tahr Daily Build)

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Yes, it is safe. However, nobody knows what is the setting for. It is reported that it can improve smoothiness in window movement. Try with this option and without. It shouldn't crash.

It is probably an opengl feature – its a way for drawing stuff without getting visual artifacts on the screen. There are better ways to speed compiz and unity up like disabling the animation.

When you turn it off and on you can see that Unity reloads icons which is not surprising – the window manager probably need to refresh everything when you toggled that option.

share|improve this answer
    
thank you. I've tried it, and my ubuntu still fine. But still I want to know what it's for –  rofiquzzaki Apr 14 at 8:45
    
see the update in the answer –  Danatela Apr 14 at 8:55
    
thank you very much for your informations –  rofiquzzaki Apr 14 at 17:39
    
@rofiquzzaki: If my answer was helpful to you, then please consider marking it as the accepted answer so others may more easily find it in the future. This is also a polite way to thank the person answering your question for helping you out. –  Danatela Apr 15 at 2:42

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.