[HowTo] Use gamemode in Zorin OS 16

Greetings,

You want to optimize the performance of the game you play? By default Zorin OS comes with gamemode installed, but you have to activate it manually.

Before venturing further, you may test if your computer support gamemode. Run this command in the terminal;

gamemoded -t

Gnome Shell notification

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You might consider using gamemode Gnome extension that tells you when gamemode is on/off.
Open the terminal and copy/paste;

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-gamemode gnome-shell-extension-prefs
/usr/bin/gnome-extensions-app

Now enable gamemode extension. Do also examine its settings for preferred notifications.


Enable gamemode in a game

To enable gamemode for a specific game, open the menu editor (Main Menu) or type;

alacarte

Pick a game and click Properties. In command line add gamemoderun infront of the command that is already written.

example:
Before: steam steam://rungameid/560130
After: gamemoderun steam steam://rungameid/560130


Tuning gamemode (for advance users)

For those who like to configure gamemode may have a look at: gamemode/gamemode.ini at master · FeralInteractive/gamemode · GitHub

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