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    What is a "flat" style?

    I'm coming across the phrase "flat style" in the context of themes and their components but would appreciate someone explaining what defines a flat style.
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    Re: What is a "flat" style?

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    Re: What is a "flat" style?

    I've been on a bit of a "flat theme" kick for a while- I believe it means no 3D-like gradients, no shadowing, etc. Similar to the Windows 8 ex-Metro interface.

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    Re: What is a "flat" style?

    My interest is to know if a flat style will consume fewer resources, however marginally, than other styles.
    I've been turning off shadows (box and text) and gradients wherever I can for quite a while.
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    Re: What is a "flat" style?

    I very much doubt it consumes fewer resources.
    I just like the look (for a change). I was going to link my gnome-shell/gtk theme but I forget what it's called now.

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    Re: What is a "flat" style?

    Quote Originally Posted by cortman View Post
    I very much doubt it consumes fewer resources. ...
    Here's just one link:
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3225589
    If you google for "box text shadow cpu usage" you'll find more.
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    Re: What is a "flat" style?

    And here's a link to what a Midori (browser) dev suggested a while ago:
    Scrolling on website xyz is very slow

    Go to Tools > Extensions
    Enable 'User Addons' if it's not yet enabled
    Create a text file .local/share/midori/styles/scrollfix.user.css
    Put this into the file: * {-webkit-box-shadow: none !important;}
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