[openbox] Feature Request - option to switch off content drawing when moving windows?

Dana Jansens danakj at orodu.net
Fri May 25 15:19:05 EDT 2007

On 5/24/07, Jens Herrmann <openbox at bikelab.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I use openbox on a thin client and therefore have to minimize
> performance needs. One of the first things I did was switching of
> 'drawContents' option. Later I recognized that this option does only
> work for windows above a certain size, below this the window content is
> drawn. Is this behaviour intended? Can I do something to completely
> switch it off?
> Related to this is drawing of window content when moving windows. I
> would really like to switch that off to. I suppose there is no option at
> the moment, at least its not documented. Do you see a way to include
> such an option in one of the next releases?

Hi Jens,

I think you are mistaken about the drawContents option, and perhaps
misunderstanding what it does.  When drawContents is turned off, the
window's frame will still be resized as normal, but the program inside
of it will not be resized until you finish resizing the frame.

Thin clients can certainly be slow when a lot of drawing is going on
over a network. I'll think about this. Mikachu was saying x11vnc has
an option to detect window moves and draw the wireframe itself, maybe
you could look into something similar for your situation in the


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