__/ [Rui Maciel] on Sunday 04 December 2005 21:21 \__
> I've just upgraded to KDE 3.5 and the speed increase is notorious, which is
> always nice. Thanks to that, I started wondering if it was possible to
> tweak KDE to make it run faster and consume less resources.
> So, what tweaks can de done to lighten up KDE and make it faster?
> Thanks in advance
> Rui Maciel
For a start, ensure you don't use any shadows and translucency effects. I
enabled it at home (KDE 3.4) and it is quite unresponsive. I didn't mind
it because I do no proper work at home, so I could use the eye candy.
I always wonder how/if KDE 3.5 makes this more efficient. It is made ex-
plicit that it's experimental (proof of concept almost) when enabled in
KDE 3.4. Be sure to disable any form of animation and effects, which I be-
lieve is the default behaviour not just under KDE, but also in 'Doze.
Other things that devour the CPU include bloated applications like AmaroK
(particularly when extended), so use XMMS instead.
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