Bugs item #1684146, was opened at 2007-03-20 01:59
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Category: win32
Group: 2.0.0 beta 6
>Status: Pending
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: CCCMistiq (cccmistiq)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: All text, menus, and icons becoming invisible.

Initial Comment:
I am using Windows XP Professional and I recently switched to the 2.0.0 beta 6 
version of GAIM when my problem started happening in the 1.5.0 version (I was 
worried about whether I'd lose my settings and log files & delaying my switch 
to a beta version).

After several minutes of use all the text, menus, and icons become invisible.  
If I remember where they are, I can still use them (such as clicking in the 
text box on the chat window and typing a message and hitting enter), but I 
can't SEE anything other than grey outlines of the background.  I can see the 
different shades of grey representing the message window, the text box, and the 
menu bar (nothing else).  Once everything greys out, the only way I can view 
the messages I've just sent or received is to open the log file of the 
conversation.  The sounds still work for sending an receiving messages.  I can 
temporarily see my text/menus/icons again when I restart GAIM, but after a 
minute they're invisible again.  Things don't go invisible on the buddy list 
and chat window at the same time, although they eventually both go blank and 
minimizing and maximizing doesn't fix it.  GAIM isn't crashing, it's just 
becoming very difficult to use.  It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm s
 ending/receiving MSN, Yahoo, or AIM messages (or even a combination) when the 
error occurs.

I tried rebooting my computer several times as well as restarting GAIM.  I 
don't know what other information you might need or what else I can try to fix 
this on my own.  I spent about 4 hours skimming through the bugs list here as 
well as the Users Helping Users forum to see if anyone else had posted a 
similar problem, but didn't see anything similar.


>Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2007-03-20 18:04

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Are you using a weird theme or windowblinds or something?
Please post a screenshot of the problem


Comment By: CCCMistiq (cccmistiq)
Date: 2007-03-20 17:18

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I installed the newer GTK+ version then rebooted my computer for good
measure.  Now my problem has changed slightly.  Instead of seeing the grey
background it turns completely black.  I still get the tooltips, can access
menus, and type messages if I remember where everything is.


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2007-03-20 12:30

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Try using this newer GTK+ version:


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