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Picom is a command line tool for composing graphical applications on X11. It is a popular successor to the Compton compositor that provides a range of features for enhancing the visual experience on Linux desktop environments. Developed by the same author, Picom focuses on maximizing performance and reducing tearing and other visual artifacts. It utilizes the X Render extension to enable advanced compositing effects such as translucency, blur, and shadows. Picom can be customized through a configuration file, allowing users to fine-tune various aspects of the compositor's behavior. It supports various backends for rendering, including glx, xrender, and dma-buf, offering flexibility depending on the user's hardware and preferences. Additionally, Picom includes options for managing window fading and opacity, unredirecting fullscreen windows, and handling unredirection bypass. It has become a popular choice for users looking to improve the graphical experience on their Linux desktop.

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