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A lightweight compositor for X11 (previously a compton fork).

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ArcoLinux : 1481 Making sure compton/picom is working on LXQt

ArcoLinux : 1479 Changing from compton to picom - transparency in terminals

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  • How to make Openbox look good with ease?
    Picom is also open source and you can find its code at its GitHub repo. The version of Picom used for this tutorial was the 10.2–1 version. - Source: / 20 days ago
  • [photo] installing Debian :)
    Also I took a census and zero founding members of NWA are "straight outta Picom". That's right, you heard it here first: Not even MC Ren is running Picom. Source: 12 months ago
  • I have two Linux computers which I use for gaming.... somehow the one with slightly inferior hardware gets significantly better performance. I'm trying to figure out why... any ideas?
    If you have compositing you are likely using picom. You can check if it's running with ps -A | grep picom. I've never dealt with this issue as I don't really game on linux often, but I'm sure there's a solution somewhere in the github docs or issues. Worst case scenario you could always just kill the process with killall picom whenever you're about to game, and re-enable it with picom -b after. Do note though that... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Picom crashes with 'I3_FLOATING_WINDOW' in a rule
    Somewhat recently in official picom, a field called corner-radius-rules was added. I would like all my floating windows to have rounded corners. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Linux Mint XFCE4. I felt like having simpler looking rice. More in reply
    • Compositor: Picom - - used it to just get shadow, under rofi. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Black corners in GTK apps
    I'm running Manjaro with i3 as my window manager. I'm also using picom as a compositor and this is what my config file looks like:. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Setting up compton
    Yes there are a lot of forks but for sure the updated, stable and optimized one is this in that repo u can find a config example. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Picom-pijulius background blur doesn't work
    This fork is unmaintained, please use this one : Https:// Source: over 1 year ago
  • How can I achieve theme like this on XFCE?
    Https://, build from the latest git commit and `dual-kawase` blur enabled in the config. As a starting point, you may want to try my picom config (which tries to balance effects while not being annoying or overly distracting). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Gtk4 PopoverMenu with solid black background
    Awesome doesn't have a built in compositor so you need to use run external one like xcompmgr from xapps or picom. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • I am using debian based distro trying to install picom but can't wrap my head around how to build it
    Https:// This is picom Can anyone tell me how to build it I just really don't know what to do here. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Looking to make an X11 compositor (like picom) in Rust with wgpu
    I've recently become interested in X11 compositors after trying picom. I love picom's philosophy - the compositor is just a program you run and it Just Works, suddenly you have transparency or rounded corners or blur effects or whatever it is you asked it for. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Picom draws a square behind rounded icons
    You might start with looking at the issues in the github repo. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Screen glitches out when opening the terminal
    The currently maintained version is picom: Source: about 2 years ago
  • Picom blur & transparency?
    Is picom installed by default with a fresh EOS? I thought it used Xfwm4. Regardless, picom is a fork of the older "Compton" compositor. The picom-jonaburg fork adds things for blurring and animations. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Chrome Scroll Glitch
    I3 doesn't provide compositing, so you should consider using pitcom or if you have an Intel or AMD GPU, check Option "TearFree" "true" in a Device section of your xorg config. Source: about 2 years ago
  • How to get curve windows
    I think you need a window compositor for that like picom. Source: about 2 years ago
  • compton mirroring issue on multiple window workspace config
    Well, I am not sure about your specific issue, but compton seems to be discontinued and you should be using picom instead. Try and let us know! Source: over 2 years ago
  • How to make sublime text transparent in linux?
    I am using linux mint 20.1. And I am using [this_picom]( Source: over 2 years ago
  • How to install picom in ubuntu 20.04?
    I followed this instruction for installing the picom in linux. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Use i3 fork (i3-radius) at NixOS
    It's a fork of picom That has rounded corners support built in and instead of picom in you config all you have to do is change it to picom-next and add corner-radius = 30 to your picom.conf. Source: over 2 years ago

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