Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Nov 2017 16:03 UTC

I wiped off my Windows 10 installation today. It wasn't because of the intrusive telemetry or the ads in the start menu but desktop composition. It adds some slight but noticeable latency that makes typing feel uncomfortable. In Windows 7 you can turn it off.

If you're fine with unresponsive UI operations and graphical tearing, then, sure, go back to Windows 7 or earlier and turn off compositing to get a few ms back when typing.

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canary in the coalmine
by garyd on Tue 21st Nov 2017 17:49 UTC
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I appreciate the benchmarking and scientific method used to prove the theory but if this were really an issue with the OS I would expect that gamers would have started howling about this a couple of years ago when Win10 was still in beta test.

Edited 2017-11-21 17:51 UTC

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