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[openFATE 313026] Do not enable Kwin blur effect by default
Feature changed by: Roger Luedecke (Shadowolf7)
Feature #313026, revision 10
Title: Do not enable Kwin blur effect by default

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Flan Suse (flansuse)
Partner organization:

By default, if Kwin compositing is enabled / supported on openSUSE KDE
(even 12.1), the blur effect is enabled by default. This is a notorious
option for KDE's desktop effects that is usually the culprit for why
the user's effects run choppy or sluggish, especially if they do not
have fairly modern hardware. It happens on any distro.
This effect should not be enabled by default. Aesthetically, it does
not bring much to the table; however, performance wise, it can create a
poor first impression.
When browsing different forums, it is one the first questions asked
when a user complains about poor Kwin performance: "Do you have blur

Business case (Partner benefit): This will give openSUSE KDE a better first impression
without losing much (if any) in aesthetics. It will also allow the live
KDE CD to work as a better demonstration to the user, especially since
it does not use proprietary video drivers.

#1: Jimmy Berry (boombatower) (2011-11-29 19:19:29)
Seems like this will not be an issue going forward

+ #2: Roger Luedecke (shadowolf7) (2011-12-04 16:37:14)
+ Didn't even realize Blur was causing the slowdowns. I support this
+ message.

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