This section describes preferences that you can set to reduce X Window System network traffic on the Java Desktop System.
Remote display protocols do not transfer every pixel in a block of pixels if all pixels in the block are the same color.
To reduce X Window System network traffic, use a window frame theme option that uses solid colors. That is, use one of the following window frame options:
For information about how to change theme options, see To Use Window Frame Theme Options Which Require Less CPU Resources.
Some items in menus display an icon beside the item. If the icon is located on another file system, this feature can increase X Window System network traffic. This feature can also increase X Window System network traffic if the panels are displayed on a remote host. For example, if a Sun Ray server runs the panels and displays the panels on a Sun Ray client.
For information about how to turn off this feature, see To Reduce CPU Usage by Turning Off Display of Icons in Menus.
If the application that displays the window is running on a remote host, enable reduced resources mode to reduce X Window System network traffic.
For more information about reduced resources mode, see To Reduce CPU Usage by Enabling Reduced Resources Mode.