View Full Version : Fastest GTK engine?

April 3rd, 2009, 09:11 PM
I've noticed that some GTK themes are much faster than others with 2D rendering ... I previously thought it was my ATI drivers, but it seems the themes based on murrine or clearlooks are much faster than aurora, pixmap and some new murrine-based themes.

April 3rd, 2009, 09:20 PM
The fastest combination I have ever used is Shiki-Colors + Murrine. It's really fast in my computer. I used nVidia 8400M GT on my Vaio.

April 3rd, 2009, 09:37 PM
Have a look at Gianvito's Gtk-Engines Benchmarks:


Edit: On an interesting sidenote: icon themes can make a huge difference as well

April 3rd, 2009, 09:37 PM
The one that Mist uses is supposed to be quick. There was a comparison somewhere which said that Aurora (I think) is one of the slowest and least maintained.

It was a while ago though so I could be wrong.

Edit: close enough. ;)

April 3rd, 2009, 09:39 PM
Anything that doesn't use pixmaps.