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To all that are using :popos:, the GNOME Shell / Mutter optimization patches were pushed to the stable repositories last night.

After upgrading to the latest packages, you will need to reboot in order to see the improved :gnome: performance.

A recap of all of the included patches will be in this week's, "This Week in Pop!"

From the and shell patches that I've selected for testing, on a laptop connected to external displays, we go from:

* Intermittent desktop hangs that last for a few seconds, where the mouse stops responding
* Massive screen tearing of windows on external displays
* Visibly-noticeable laggy mouse movements


* No more desktop hangs
* Smooth mouse cursor movements
* Tear-free external displays
* Noticeably more responsive applications

It's like is now.

Currently experimenting with a couple of patches for 's Mutter in 19.04. These patches will reduce CPU usage, as well as input and framerate latency and stutter.

There's a "geometric picking" patch, for example, which cuts NVIDIA CPU usage in half.

I'll announce whichever patches I test that end up working out. With any luck you'll have a more responsive Pop!_OS desktop by the end of the day.

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