A lightweight compositor for X11 (by yshui)

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better picom alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where picom has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-07-05.
  • Picom flickering
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-07-20
  • anything like glass2k on linux?
    Try using a compositor like picom https://github.com/yshui/picom
  • starting out with i3-gaps what should I know?
    reddit.com/r/i3wm | 2021-07-11
    6. picom - in config add corner-radius = 20
  • I love Pop!_OS and changing themes a lot
    reddit.com/r/pop_os | 2021-07-05
    Considering window tiling alone, I think both are extremely solid choices. I specifically like Regolith because I can use picom to make all windows transparent and blurred
  • Is it possible to make the focused window glow?
    reddit.com/r/awesomewm | 2021-07-05
    As a third trick, with picom you can use some shader animation on window render that look slick https://github.com/yshui/picom/issues/295 (https://streamable.com/e0x7r)
  • Wayland has gotten pretty amazing for gaming and general use
    You could also try to run another desktop compositor instead of XFCE's one. Picom is quite neat: https://github.com/yshui/picom
  • New to i3, this is my setup so far
    reddit.com/r/i3wm | 2021-06-10
    Here's the official github, here's the ArchWiki page. Once it's installed, setting transparency is just a matter of finding the section in the picom config file, and setting a value from 0-10 (I personally use 9.5 for active windows, and 7 for inactive windows, great balance of looks and usability.).
  • Tearfree option unavailable for xrandr
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-05-19
  • I can't install Picom on my ubuntu using suod apt install????
    reddit.com/r/Ubuntu | 2021-05-07
    You should download the source and compile yourself. It's really easy. Check the instructions here
  • ELI5 Intel Graphic drivers
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-05-06
    In both of those cases, however, there already solutions like picom (to remove tearing) and brillo (to adjust brightness), so I don't really see the point in using vendor-specific DDX drivers nowadays, other than perhaps performance (?).
  • Brave/chromium on arch shows strange glitches when scrolling up& down. Does anyone know how to fix
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-04-17
  • noob , i need help with graphic card :(
  • What is a problem/minor pet peeve you have with Linux that you wish would get fixed?
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-04-12
    You don't have to do that. Picom is your friend. It's packaged in Debian.
  • Blank screen after installing xf86-video-intel
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-04-11
  • Weird lines while using picom on i3


Basic picom repo stats
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yshui/picom is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.