Last Updated on: 20th September 2023, 03:59 pm

There are new tools available for Sparkers: Picom & Sparky Picom Manager.

What is Picom?

Picom is a standalone compositor for Xorg, suitable for use with window managers that do not provide compositing. Picom is a fork of compton, which is a fork of xcompmgr-dana, which in turn is a fork of xcompmgr.


sudo apt update
sudo apt install picom

so it removes the ‘compton’ package.

It been tested on Debian Buster and Bullseye/Sparky 5 and 6 i686, amd64 and armhf.

The project page : github.com/yshui/picom
The project developers: check the CONTRIBUTORS file
License: MPL-2.0 AND MIT

What is Sparky Picom Manager?

Sparky Compton Manager has been forked to Sparky Picom Manager and provides a simple, Yad based GUI to start & stop Picom, load a sample configuration file, and edit it as well.


sudo apt install sparky-picom


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