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Re: Sliding desktop


forgot to mention, on my newer laptop with ivybridge it performs perfectly,
it only seems to have issues with certain (older?) chips. Ironlake isn't
super old though (2010). Performance with the blur on that chip is very
noticeably bad when performing actions like dragging an icon from the dash
to the launcher, or opening the dash over a playing video. If the chip is
just too weak to handle it thats fine, but it would be nice if at the very
least the dash turned opaque like in the OP's mockup when blur is disabled.
I tried static blur but it seems totally glitched (graphical artifacts when
dragging icons, in addition it only blurs the first image the dash is
opened over for the whole session, it never updates to what was under the
dash before it was opened).

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Brandon Watkins <bwat47@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> If I turn the blur off in ccsm it performs far better, but is unusable due
> to the text being unreadable. I actually have no problem with the blur in
> windows aero on the ironlake card, the active blur in kwin/plasma is also
> fine, its only the unity dash's blur that performs so poorly.
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Ian Santopietro <isantop@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> Is it really the blur that's causing slowdowns though? From conversations
>> I've had with Unity engineers, the blur is not a particularly intensive
>> effect, Atty least not in the way that Unity implements it. Remember, just
>> because Window's blur is slow, doesn't mean Unity's will be as well.
>> On Nov 12, 2012 2:44 PM, "Brandon Watkins" <bwat47@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>  On 11/12/2012 02:40 PM, balint777@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> I have made a really quick mockup about what i think would solve 2
>>> things i dont like about the current implementation of unity.
>>>    - The blurred dash slows down the overall unity experience.
>>>    Especially on non-intel devices and while runnung dynamically rendered
>>>    content (video or games).
>>>    - The close button is in the corner in place of the ubuntu logo
>>>    right now.
>>> What do you think?
>>>  --
>>> Csonka Bálint
>>>  I'd take any alternative over the blur, in my experience its unusable
>>> slow on any chips pre-sandybridge. For example my older laptop has intel
>>> ironlake and the dash blur makes unity totally unusable.
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