picom Alternatives

    picom is described as 'Picom is a standalone compositor for Xorg, suitable for use with window managers that do not provide compositing. Picom is a fork of compton, which is a fork of xcompmgr-dana, which in turn is a fork of xcompmgr' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are four alternatives to picom for Linux and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Compton, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like picom are Xcompmgr (Free, Open Source), Wayfire (Free, Open Source) and Gala (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 28, 2021

    1. Compton is a compositor for X, and a fork of xcompmgr-dana.

      Discontinued

      last commit on the github repository: 30 Apr 2017
      and already have a active fork: picom

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Xcompmgr is a simple composite manager capable of rendering drop shadows and primitive window transparency. Designed solely as a proof-of-concept, Xcompmgr is a lightweight alternative to Compiz and similar composite managers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      Wayfire is a 3D Wayland compositor, inspired by Compiz and based on wlroots. It aims to create a customizable, extendable and lightweight environment without sacrificing its appearance.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Gala is a window manager / compositing manager and an integral part of Pantheon, the desktop environment of elementary OS.
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      Gala is a composing window manager, picom is a composer mainly intended for use with window managers that don't have composing built in.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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