Re: Speed improvement of gnome-terminal

On 16/10/04 01:12, Nat Friedman wrote:

On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 01:00 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

gnome-terminal is also noticably faster with antialiasing off - as you'd
expect. That one seems to have a lot to do with poor render acceleration
in Xorg/XFree

Is there a way to turn antialiasing off only for gnome-terminal?
It looks like the newer versions of vte include a vte_terminal_set_font_full() function that includes a third argument to set whether antialiasing should be used. That argument has three values: use the default setting, force enable and force disable.

It appears that gnome-terminal is using vte_terminal_set_font(), which is a wrapper for vte_terminal_set_font_full() that passes VTE_ANTI_ALIAS_USE_DEFAULT as the third argument.

So it would be possible to get gnome-terminal to allow disabling of antialiasing. It is probably worth making it check a gconf key to see if it should be disabled for the current profile, even if it is decided that it would clutter the preferences dialog.

Of course, the ideal solution would be if gnome-terminal could figure out whether antialiasing is slowing things down too much and turn off AA in that case, but that sounds quite difficult to get right.


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