Bad window resize performance in electron 9.0.0

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Issue Details

  • Electron Version:
    • 9.0.0
  • Operating System:
    • macOS 10.14.6
  • Last Known Working Electron version:
    • 8.x

Expected Behavior

Resizing a window is smooth

Actual Behavior

Resizing a window is unexpectedly laggy, even when the window is completely empty and there are no other active listeners

To Reproduce

The following simple program exhibits the poor behavior:

$ electron index.js
// index.js
const BrowserWindow = require("electron").BrowserWindow;
const app = require("electron").app;

app.on("ready", () => {
  new BrowserWindow();



Additional Information


  • To the best of my knowledge, this worked well in previous versions of Electron
  • Interestingly, at super tiny sizes, like making the window 80px x 60px, resizing works just fine. The resizing performance degrades significantly starting at about 600 x 400.

Thanks much for such an awesome technology. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help diagnose potential confounding issues here!

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