Ever since I installed Manjaro and Nvidia proprietary drivers on my desktop PC, my whole desktop stutters every time a new window is opened, whether it's from opening an app or a dialog box, similar to the description in this locked post:
I tried many solutions in many posts in this forum, Arch Wiki, and elsewhere, such as:
- Checking "Enable Composition Pipeline" in the Nvidia X Server Settings
- Using kwin-lowlatency (which I'm running now by the way)
/etc/profile.d/kwin.shas described in this post
Unfortunately, none of those above seem to address the stuttering.
But a couple weeks ago, I discovered that using any window decoration that came with Manjaro KDE (Breeze, Oxygen, or Plastik) reduced the stutters by a lot, so I thought that any Aurorae window decoration, regardless of how they're installed, makes the stuttering worse.
I also noticed that toggling "Enable Composition Pipeline" off and back on seems to eliminate the cursor stutter every time a new window opens, but it did nothing to the desktop stutters. But the next time I log in to Plasma, the cursor stutters come back, so I had to do this every time I log in.
Does anyone experience this annoyance with any variant of kwin or know how to eliminate them completely?
I'm using version 440 of the propiretary Nvidia driver and Plasma 5.18 on a GTX 1060 6GB. My current window decoration is Materia Dark, which is based on Aurorae and was installed from the community repository.
Here is my
inxi -Fxzc0 output: