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

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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Linux + xOrg
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 21st Nov 2017 16:40 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

That setup allows turning off vsync, if you really want to do that like a crazy person.

Just search vsync, and you'll find tons of people trying to enable that in xorg, rather than disable. Its better with it on.

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RE: Linux + xOrg
by Megol on Thu 23rd Nov 2017 12:27 in reply to "Linux + xOrg"
Megol Member since:
2011-04-11

That setup allows turning off vsync, if you really want to do that like a crazy person.


Crazy... Says more of you than anyone else.


Just search vsync, and you'll find tons of people trying to enable that in xorg, rather than disable. Its better with it on.


Why is it better? And you better have a technical and accurate argument.

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RE[2]: Linux + xOrg
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 26th Nov 2017 05:31 in reply to "RE: Linux + xOrg"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Crazy... Says more of you than anyone else.

Basically its a tradeoff. Either you have screen tearing or increased latency. Most people prefer not having screen tearing. This input lag thing is kind of nuts. Maybe you can notice it, but we're starting to get into pseudo audiophile territory here. If you start telling me it can't be rigorously tested, then I'll have all the proof needed...

Seriously would be interested in a set up that had vsync on and off with a xorg windows system and run users through various tasks to see which set up they preferred, and if they could actually detect the latency. I'd completely accept the results of a proper study regardless of my initial assumptions.

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