xfwm4 window shadow "glitch"

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Thu Jan 26 00:03:45 CET 2006

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On 1/25/2006 3:00 PM, Johan Forsberg wrote:
> On 1/25/06, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>>> I've been trying out the compositor in xfwm4 and it's very nice, but I
>>> do see some graphical "glitches". Particularly, every time a window
>>> overlaps another and the overlapped window is brought to the front,
>>> the shadow from the (previously) overlapping window is still visible
>>> on the frontmost window. Moving or somehow redrawing this window
>>> removes the shadow.
>>> I'm on a nvidia card, and using a svn build of xfwm4 from a few days ago.
>> I've seen this on occasion, but only when the system is at high load,
>> and usually just with Firefox or Thunderbird when the app is being slow
>> or not responding.  Same thing, nvidia card.
> Strange, I see it all the time. I can reproduce it easily, it always
> happens when I follow the procedure above.
> Perhaps it's a problem with my version of xorg, a prerelease of 7.0.
> I'll try and upgrade one of these day and see if that helps.

I have noticed some differences in composite performance and behavior
through the 7.0 prerelease series, though I've never seen the situation
you describe as reproducible as that.  I'm using 7.0 at present, so see
what happens if you can upgrade.


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