Terminal Flashes When Switching Workspaces

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 21 11:25:37 CEST 2010

Am Montag, den 21.06.2010, 11:10 +0200 schrieb Olivier Fourdan:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> That's hardly a workaround for a but most likely either in Terminal or in VTE.

I guess it's VTE because it was reported for roxterm as well, see

> Better fix the problem in the first place :)



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