Maximizing and minimising animations are stuttering

hello everyone ,
I just installed the edna theme and qugir-theme for gtk and noticed that all other animations are working good but I click on the maximize window button it stutters(lags) and looks very bad.
I don’t understand why a specific animation is lagging.
I find a person with kind of similar problem but was not able to understand anything clearly being a beginner.:confused:
please help me to fix this.

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is a Kvantum theme, so if Kvantum has rendering issues it should be reported to the developer.
Change the Compositor settings and see if that helps.
Probably remove xf86-video-intel together with /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf if you have it installed will help.

hello thank You for replying ,
I have not yet installed kvantum could that be the problem? as when I use edna theme and use the breeze dark window decorations there is no stutter.

that means you use the color-scheme from edna with breeze, so if those have no stutter, then most likely kvantum might be faulty, or since you did not installed it and properly set the decoration to kvantum, is trying to load, but fails because there is no kvantum.

I just installed kvantum and set it up
the probrem still persists let me do a reboot and update.thankyou

update installing kvantum and a reboot didn’t help…:cry: the same problem is with sweet mars also.

Well, like i said, you can check Compositor (usually OpenGL 3.1 should be used there) or disable Maximize effect go to Settings > Workspace Behavior > Desktop Effects and search for Maximize and uncheck the box, apply … or, do not use kwantum decorations … and stick with Breeze.

okay for now lets do this I’ll update if I found something.Thankyou for helping.:grinning:

okay please help me as the situation are worse now I am stuck with the breeze theme and only the breath and breeze themes are working right even oxygen and other themes are all stuttering also now I am unable to use a different window decoration with a different global theme.
I am using latte dock

tried this doesn’t work.

One of the biggest reasons I switched to linux is customization and now I can’t do just that.
:point_up_2:I have only open source display drivers installed can this be a reason.?as my vscode is also little laggy when I use vim keys to navigate also when I click on youtube full screen it takes around 10 sec to become full screen.
If there is nothing possible I have timeshift of a few days back will restoring that help me to test that where did the problem start.?

Not all of them are well made or updated.

Maybe works with software rendering

and you can, but that doesn’t mean you will achieve and unlimited supply of tweaks

for your laptop GPU there are no other drivers as is an

and you can’t expect to very much performance from it …

Set global theme to Breeze if you don’t like Breath2, let the Application Style to Breeze, set to whatever Plasma Style you prefer, set to whatever color-scheme you like, set to whatever icon theme you prefer, leave the Window Decoration to Breeze, and you save yourself from trouble.

I am unable to do that window style is not setting to breeze for example when I set edna as global theme and select window decoration to be breeze it doesn’t change. and I am sorry I I was sounding rude in the above reply.
Please tell me should I go to previous timeshift restore point that was few days back?

Thank You.


you don’t have to do that, your system ain’t broken, just your theme configuration si faulty.

You are welcome.

Okay you are right Thank You for guiding me :grin:

Just for the record, amigo, kvantum doesn’t handle window decorations. :wink:

kvantum only handles application themes based upon scalable vector graphics. The window decorations are always handled by the Aurorae theme engine, except where the built-in default ─ i.e. Breeze ─ is used.

My guess is that the OP’s problem is related to a conflict between the compositor ─ i.e. kwin ─ and the window decorations OP is using, or maybe OP’s graphics adapter is just too old to handle OpenGL. :man_shrugging:

Did i said window in that context? Was all about Application Style and whatever window decoration that Edna theme uses to match the Kwantum widget style … :sweat_smile:

Thank you for replying do you think if this is the case then we can try somethings to solve this.?

That’s the problem with these global themes; they are often made for earlier versions of Plasma and are no longer compatible, and they change so many things that you don’t really know what they do. And they might have been poorly made.

Best is to not use any global themes but to apply theming to the individual components, and also, to check when was the last time the maker of the theme updated their theme. Some of the themes at haven’t been maintained anymore since Plasma 5.8 and are not compatible with the recent Plasma versions.


If i really want to switch from Breeze i rather use Adwaita-Qt as widget style and i always keep the Window Decoration to Breeze, even back when i was using Arc-dark theme … Anyways, even if that is covered, low and behold the Java applications decorations and Electron, and we are back to square one :rofl:

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