GNOME speed-up

Hannes Mayer h.mayer at
Fri Jul 9 05:18:32 UTC 2004

Hannes Mayer wrote:
> Kent Emia wrote:
>> On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 01:54, Hannes Mayer wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>> Yesterday I installed debian sarge (no, I'm NOT dropping FC2, I just
>>> love bleeding edge stuff ;-) and I recognized that GNOME on the
>>> P3 450MHz 390MB experimental box was quite fast.
>>> I always felt that GNOME on FC2 was slightly slow on my P4 1.4GHz 1GB
>>> production box, so I started to think what might be the cause.
>>> Just out of curiosity I changed the theme to "Simple" and VOILA!
>>> GNOME feels much more responsive now!
>>> Of course the desktop doesn't look as pretty as with RedHat's bluecurve,
>>> but IMO my desktop doesn't need pixmaps in the window title bar, nor
>>> 24bit aliased window-icons. It just needs to be fast!
>>> Just sharing my experience. Maybe it's useful for someone!
>> thanks for that ... but there are some icon's which i made in the
>> desktop were gone .. only a footprints were left ..
>> anyways i will just try to look for it again and reload things
>> btw, does this means that if i will be using "Simple" theme i am using
>> lesser resources such as the memory?? just asking..
> I'm not sure, but I suppose so. Less graphics details usually lead
> to less memory consumption...

Forgot to comment on the icons. The icons here are also a bit different
(i.e. the pretty red hat for the main menu is gone - I will change that ;-)
but so far nothing vanished. Maybe copying some icons to/from /usr/share/pixmaps
or so will work, but I have yet to try this.


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