Laggy animation in wayfire

When there is any animation, the framerate drops around 30 fps which feels so laggy. Like when opening and closing apps, switching to expo, different workspace etc. Even facing laggy mouse movement most of the times.

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The framerate of what? Are you playing a game or watching a video or something? If so, you can disable the animations while you are doing your game or whatever–you can configure the animation plugins in ~.config/wayfire.ini.

You can use the plugin itself to configure specific behavior such as disabling animations when a full-screen app is open or similar, as mentioned here:

No not about gaming. I can feel lag when opening or closing any app, and when switching to expo or another desktop. So i turned on Bench plugin in wayfire config manager to see the fps of my screen. That showed when there is any animation of wayfire, like the fire animation for opening and closing apps, at that particular time, the fps drops to 30 fps, then again after animation finished, fps goes to 60. So the main point is animation is laggy

If that is your experience off of a fresh install, I would say there's not much for it--you are probably just pushing the limits of your iGPU. You can likely get better performance by doing away with some of the (many) enabled animations, or invest in a dGPU that can better handle all the rendering required by wobbly windows, transparency, flame animations, etc.

I think it's not because of gpu or i am pushing the limits. I had installed wayfire in another distro 2 days ago, and there it worked fine. I liked the animations and the performance that's why wanted to try out garuda wayfire edtion as it's already customized. Today i installed the garuda wayfire edition and it's fresh install. Even faced lag with animations in live usb of garuda wayfire edition.

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