Terminal Flashes When Switching Workspaces

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 10:43:14 CEST 2010

2010/6/21 Joseph Spitz <josephgrey at gmail.com>:
> I installed xfce as my desktop on a system that I just upgraded to lucid
> lynx ubuntu.  I have encountered an annoying problem.
> When I switch to a workspace containing a terminal, the terminal window will
> flash white as it is drawn to the screen.  I usually run terminals full
> screen, so in that case, the whole screen flashes white when I switch
> workspaces.
> This also happens with gnome-terminal, and also when I switch the window
> manager to metacity. It doesn't happen when I use compiz, becuase it seems
> like compiz double-buffers the workspace switch.

When you use xfwm4, open xfwm4-tweaks-settings and activate the compositor.


> This happens to me two laptops; One with intel video, and one with ati.
> The workaround I've been using to point the GTK2_RC_FILES environment
> variable to a dark theme when launching a terminal.
> Are anyone elses terminals flashing white when switching workspaces?
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