I noticed that when moving a window in Xubuntu (XFCE), the CPU usage spikes quite a bit (70% and even higher!
). I have tried to solve this myself, to no avail. I have:
- Searched Google
- Tested on Windows and Mac machines: I'm not sure if I am saying this correctly, but Windows does not have "active" window moving; it draws a frame around the window and moves that
, which I can image does not take a lot of processing power. On my MacBook, moving windows causes a slight increase (adding about 5-10% to CPU usage), but remember that the MacBook has a dual-core processor.
My Linux machine has the following specs:
- 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 CPU
- 768 MB RAM
- Onboard graphics <-- Hmmmmm.... could be it???
- 40 GB HDD
- Xubuntu 10
- Dual Optical Drives
Your help would be greatly appreciated as I am trying to maximize the effiency of my machine (which is why I chose XFCE instead of GNOME)... Thanks!