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We have decided to have two different compton files.

One for ArchLabs Openbox in


and one for ArchLabs i3 in


This means that you can try out other settings in one desktop environment and it will not influence the other environment.

The best way is to leave it alone but if you have screen tearing you will NEED to go inside this configuration file.

Search for this line of code

backend = “xrender”

and change it to

backend = “glx”

That might do the trick. This is all very dependable on the hardware you are using. There are graphical cards out there that are buggy on Linux. Google and check forum to figure out if that is the case.



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