Originally Posted by DeeZiD
There's no problem with kwin.
Kwin should be even much more faster than metacity. It's just the Kubuntu default theme's fault.
Crystal is slow as hell. Just select another Theme engine like plastik and it should be fast again.
I'll give that a try as soon as I can figure out where in kubuntu they've hidden the screen to change the desktop theme. I would have thought it would be under the System Settings and then Appearance or Desktop but I don't see anything there with a desktop theme setting where I can change it from Crystal to something else. Any hints???