This section describes preferences that you can set to reduce X Window System network traffic on the desktop environment.
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 that uses solid colors. That is, use one of the following window frame themes:
For information on how to change the theme, see To Use Themes 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 on 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, wireframe mode reduces X Window System network traffic.
For more information on wireframe mode, see To Reduce CPU Usage by Turning On Wireframe Mode.