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scrolling speed

Posted Jun 5, 2004 20:04 UTC (Sat) by donio (guest, #94)
In reply to: scrolling speed by jamesh
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

Thank you for the advice, I appreciate your help!

I did some more testing this morning and here is what I found:

1. Yesterday I was *not* using the same font (lucidatypewriter) for
gnome-terminal that I used for the others. I must have left the "use
the system terminal font" setting on by accident. I am sorry about the
misleading numbers.

When I actually use lucidatypewriter I get 70 seconds instead of 300.

2. Even when using the system terminal font setting I am able to get
the 70s result by disabling antialiasing using your suggested .fonts.conf setting.

3. GDK_USE_XFT=0 doesn't seem to make a difference with the version of
gnome-terminal (2.4.2) and GTK (2.2.4) I have available. It doesn't
affect performance and it doesn't turn off antialiasing - I verified
that with xmag :)

70 seconds, while still a bit slower than the others (and a lot slower
than rxvt), is definitely major improvement over 300!

I will stop using GDK_USE_XFT=0 and learn about fontconfig.

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