Alt-tab preview w/ Compton

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#1

I switched to Marco+Compton to avoid screen tearing. The problem is that now the application switcher menu (Alt+Tab) shows only icons instead of window previews.
Is there a way to show previews instead with Compton?
Thanks!


#2

If you want window previews with the application switcher, you need to use compiz instead of compton as you compositor


#3

Is there no any way to get thumbnails in Alt-Tab with Compton? Marco with Adaptive compositor does display thumbnails, but with this combination there is annoying top panel flickering whenever I hover the mouse cursor over either the top or bottom panel. So I cannot use it. I also cannot use Compiz because when I try to switch to Compiz my screen just goes black. This is probably because my graphics card is too old :frowning: and there is no driver available in 18.04 for it (I have a Nvidia Quadro FX-1100). Nvidia provides a driver for that card and I was using that driver in my old system (Ubuntu 10.04), but I didn't succeed in installing it in 18.04.
So I'm stuck to Marco with Compton. Is there any way to get thumbnails in Alt-Tab with this combination?


#4

Not as far as I am aware, I am afraid. I use Compton myself due to what I consider as Compiz's bloatedness and unreliability


#5

Hi Raj! So many months passed and I hope you have solved the problem. If you haven't, you can check this solution. I have tried it and the browser works well without the tearing problem. So you can stick with Macro with Adaptive.


#6

The top panel flickering issue has nothing to do with Firefox, so that's not a solution for me.
The best would be to have a working Nvidia driver for my graphic card :slight_smile: