Right, so I’m using compiz with GNOME but I don’t think it’s supposed
to do something it’s doing. Best way of explaining it would be that for
example when I alt+tab to another window, the text is blurry until the
window has “settled” into a non-animated state. Is there any way of
making it look sharper?
there are a couple of different Blur effects available in Compis. Make
sure they are not enabled. Also, do you have an LCD screen? make sure
that they settings are proper for the Fonts… under control center /
appearances. You can turn on sub pixel hinting here.