Re: GTK+ 2 speed

On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 19:36 +0100, Robert Thorpe wrote:
> On Windows there are two similar operations, using Alt-tab to move
> between applications and pressing the "desktop" button which minimizes
> all windows.  On my machine both of these are much faster, taking much
> less than a second.

this depends a *lot* on the video interface. under X, switching back to
a terminal window and then back to X will sometimes cause a complete
reset of the video interface h/w. on my nvidia-driven laptop, for
example, i see the behavior you describe. on other systems i have with
different video interfaces, it does not exist for me.

windows has no equivalent - you cannot toggle in and out of the frame-
buffer based display mode. switching desktops under windows is really
not equivalent in a technological sense to switching between a frame-
buffer controlled X display and a text-driven console.


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