Fixing Windows / Screen Tearing on Intel Graphic Card – Linux

I had some mild / serious screen and window tearing problems when moving windows, scrolling through the browser and the general KDE Plasma UI could be a bit laggy. The problem was reduced if I switched my rendering backend from OpenGL 2.0((Hardware rendering  – the default) to Xrender (Software rendering).

The system is a work laptop – a Thinkpad E550-. It comes with an Intel Broadwell Chip. Running lspci -c video spit out this following: Continue reading Fixing Windows / Screen Tearing on Intel Graphic Card – Linux

Most Elegant way to Manage Menus

This IMHO is the most elegant way to manage applications menus. Here the menu is tucked nicely in the window manager such that its easy to have access to them without travel (to the system panel) -looking at Unity , and at the same time I can use my focus under mouse settings. I guess a picture is worth a thousand words.  An example of KDE’s Koolness.
Here is the Project page