Window Snappiness, Can it be done?

First Off, I'm Extremely new to Manjaro and just need help improving my user experience.

When I drag windows around my desktop there is a slight delay which I would guess is intentional, however I do not want this.

I know this was probably a very simple question but I appreciate any responses.

Thank You.

Is it closer to seconds or milliseconds?

If the issue is only about windows lagging behind when moved, that may suggest the display can't get refreshed fast enough. A few possible solutions:

It's more like a shadow that follows behind my cursor with seconds of delay

Which version of Manjaro are you using?
Are your windows see through? Removing that should make it much more manageable.

It could still be a display refresh issue.
Any success with my prior suggestions?

Yes as i move the windows it leaves behind a see-through shadow of the window

I've looked at my display rate and all seems normal, i tried your suggestions and nothing seemed to work.
Thank You for trying to help though :slight_smile:

You could mention what DE you are using- KDE, Gnome, XFCE...?

Could you post the output of inxi -Fxxxza, xrandr and mhwd -li && mhwd -l?
Please put ``` before and after the ouput, in a separate line, to format it nicely, when you post it here.

Welcome to the forums :smiley:

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''' inxi -Fxxxza
System:
Host: tom-virtualbox Kernel: 5.4.23-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 9.2.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64
root=UUID=e10151c0-9fde-4ad8-8572-4212d3e6b37d rw quiet apparmor=1
security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.13 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4
dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:
Type: Virtualbox System: innotek product: VirtualBox v: 1.2
serial: Chassis: Oracle Corporation type: 1 serial:
Mobo: Oracle model: VirtualBox v: 1.2 serial: BIOS: innotek
v: VirtualBox date: 12/01/2006
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen+
family: 17 (23) model-id: 8 stepping: 2 microcode: 6000626
L2 cache: 2048 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3
bogomips: 28759
Speed: 3593 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3593 2: 3593 3: 3593
4: 3593
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: VMware SVGA II Adapter driver: vmwgfx v: 2.15.0.0
bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 15ad:0405
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.7 driver: vmware unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: SVGA3D; build v: 2.1 Mesa 19.3.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 82801AA AC97 Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_intel8x0
v: kernel bus ID: 00:05.0 chip ID: 8086:2415
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.23-1-MANJARO
Network:
Device-1: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI
port: d020 bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:100e
IF: enp0s3 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-2: Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI type: network bridge
driver: piix4_smbus v: N/A port: d200 bus ID: 00:07.0 chip ID: 8086:7113
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 20.00 GiB used: 7.14 GiB (35.7%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: VirtualBox model: VBOX HARDDISK size: 20.00 GiB
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
serial: rev: 1.0 scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw size: 19.99 GiB size: 19.55 GiB (97.80%)
used: 7.14 GiB (36.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:
Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured?
Info:
Processes: 174 Uptime: 7m Memory: 3.85 GiB used: 1.05 GiB (27.4%)
Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.2.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.16
running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.37 '''

''' xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 1 x 1, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
Virtual1 connected primary 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
800x600 60.00 + 60.32
2560x1600 59.99
1920x1440 60.00
1856x1392 60.00
1792x1344 60.00
1920x1200 59.88
1600x1200 60.00
1680x1050 59.95*
1400x1050 59.98
1280x1024 60.02
1440x900 59.89
1280x960 60.00
1360x768 60.02
1280x800 59.81
1152x864 75.00
1280x768 59.87
1024x768 60.00
640x480 59.94
Virtual2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual5 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual6 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual7 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Virtual8 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)'''

'''mhwd -li

Installed PCI configs:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-virtualmachine 2020.01.18 true PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs! '''

''' mhwd -l

0000:00:02.0 (0300:15ad:0405) Display controller VMware, Inc.:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-virtualmachine 2020.01.18 true PCI
video-modesetting 2020.01.13 true PCI
video-vesa 2017.03.12 true PCI '''

As you can see I am Emulating Manjaro as I am Testing the OS before Putting it on my main system, i appreiacte that it may be diffrent and have diffrent solutions depending on whether Manjaro is emulated or not, However at this time I am not Transitioning to Manjaro until I have used the os in my vm for an extended period.

Thank You a bunch for helping me out :slight_smile:
p.s sorry for the late reply

You could also have a peek with a live system to see, if the problem is VM based.

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Ok will do on my second pc, it only has integrated graphics but ill give it a go :slight_smile:

I meant a live usb system. That's what they are for, to test out and if happy install.

oh ok thank you

I'm sorry for taking up your time, Manjaro was fine, no problems at all in the live boot.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for helping :slight_smile:

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