picom Alternatives

    picom is described as 'Picom is a standalone compositor for Xorg, suitable for use with window managers that do not provide compositing' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are three alternatives to picom for Linux. The most liked alternative is Compton, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like picom are Xcompmgr (Free, Open Source) and Gala (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 23, 2020

    • Compton is a compositor for X, and a fork of xcompmgr-dana.
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      • Free • Open 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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • Gala is a window manager / compositing manager and an integral part of Pantheon, the desktop environment of elementary OS.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      Gala is a composing window manager, picom is a composer mainly intended for use with window managers that don't have composing built in.
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