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#1 2005-08-24 00:37:24

iBertus
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From: Greenville, NC
Registered: 2004-11-04
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OB3 menus slower than hell!

The title says it all! I decided to try out OB3 as my wm after seem many good looking screenies from gullible the past few months and I just can't overcome the slowness of the menus. I'm not even using any pipe menus and just moving the mouse over the menus doesn't provoke a response from the menu. Is this normal? Am I missing something simple?

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#2 2005-08-24 00:46:21

smoon
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Registered: 2005-08-22
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

Openbox is not updating the menu when you move the mouse very fast over it until you stop moving or get slower. I think this is on purpose.

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#3 2005-08-24 01:12:47

iBertus
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From: Greenville, NC
Registered: 2004-11-04
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

Maybe so  :? but it feels like lag.

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#4 2005-08-24 18:12:03

Gullible Jones
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Registered: 2004-12-29
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

I can definitively say that slow Openbox menus are not normal. Something fishy is definitely going on, though having not encountered something like you report, I don't know what it is.

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#5 2005-08-24 21:56:51

johnisevil
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From: Hamilton, ON Canada
Registered: 2003-08-07
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

As much as I love Openbox, the problem is that I doubt you'll ever see this menu lag thing fixed.  From what I can tell, the maintainer isn't a developer and puts in requests to users for various patches to fix things.  A window manager being developed by a potential non-developer.  Not good.

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#6 2005-08-25 05:51:05

paranoos
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From: thornhill.on.ca
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 442

Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

yep. openbox is nice, but this menu thing really got me to consider switching.

i tried pekwm, as it filled my criteria (lite wm, with menus, and antialiased font rendering). i benefited from some extra features, like built-in autoproperties, and tabbed windows (which are good for making firefox and thunderbird share screen space). also, pekwm renders windows quicker than openbox, although i only know this because of a wm benchmark smile

i've been using it for a few months now, and really like it. it has a few bugs, but it's under somewhat active development (i haven't seen a bug fixed for a few weeks, but at least they're being fixed).

with the amount of window managers out there, i wish there were more that used antialiasing. e17 and fvwm look nice, but are too complex for my taste. and i'm not keen on the tiling idea, so ion and wmi are out of it for me sad

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#7 2005-08-25 13:13:04

Gullible Jones
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Registered: 2004-12-29
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

Hmm, maybe I'll try PekWM again. The stupid click-to-open-submenus behavior is annoying though, is there a way to get rid of it?

(Never had any trouble with OB3, though. BTW, am I the only one who loves XML config files for some obscure reason? :oops: )

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#8 2005-08-25 18:42:00

Pierluigi
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Registered: 2004-04-10
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

Gullible Jones wrote:

The stupid click-to-open-submenus behavior is annoying though, is there a way to get rid of it?

in ~/.pekwm/config under the "Menu" section:

Menu {
        # ButtonPress ButtonRelease DoubleClick Motion
        Select = "Motion"
        Enter = "Motion"
        Exec = "ButtonRelease"
}

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#9 2005-08-25 18:46:06

Mr Green
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From: U.K.
Registered: 2003-12-21
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

emmm Never had a problem as you have .... If I need an app fast then I bind it to a key ....


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#10 2005-08-25 19:04:17

smoon
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Registered: 2005-08-22
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

Gullible Jones wrote:

(...)
(Never had any trouble with OB3, though. BTW, am I the only one who loves XML config files for some obscure reason? :oops: )

No, we are two at least wink

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#11 2005-08-25 19:31:03

Mr Green
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

If you like XML try Open Laszlo ;-)


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#12 2005-09-05 03:41:02

ozar
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From: USA
Registered: 2005-02-18
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Re: OB3 menus slower than hell!

Yep, I see what you mean... ob3 menu is slow here, too.  The menu in pekwm totally blows it away.  Otherwise, ob3 seems to be a bit snappier in performance.


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