Bugs item #1621855, was opened at 2006-12-25 04:41
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Category: win32
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Daniel Beardsmore (uilleann)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: Title bar flicker on focusing conversation window

Initial Comment:
Note: due to GDI leaks in WIMP I am restricted to b3.1 for now -- I hate the 
sunny yellow of all other themes! That said, this bug has been around since 
probably 0.8 or before; I've had gaim a long time and this bug won't die. Do 
close this report if you recognise the bug and know it's fixed in 2.0b4 or 5 or 
the new GTK+. I will upgrade to a new beta once a new GTK+/Win32 is available 
with the patched WIMP.

After a conversation window has been in use a bit, say a few hours, each time 
you focus the window, the window title is deleted and reset a few times in 
rapid succession, causing it to flicker. The window is not drawn in until this 
is done.

Over time, and with lots of use, it can sit flickering for a whole second (just 
timed it, exactly one second) before window redraw.

Closing the window fixes this, but it means closing all tabs and breaking off 
all conversation logs.

Anyone know why gaim would do this?


>Comment By: Daniel Beardsmore (uilleann)
Date: 2007-03-23 18:38

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OK, this is narrowed down to a very specific trigger. The cause is
conversation window flashing. I've tried gaim with all plugins disabled,
sound disabled, and conversation window flashing disabled. The bug

Enable window flashing, it returns. Due to a bug in beta 6 where the
window will flash even when focused, you can trigger the bug very easily

Each time you flash the conversation window, it seems to "wear out" the
window a bit more. The amount of times you flash the window seems to be
directly proportional to how long the title bar flickers from the title
being deleted and reinstated.

A good trigger is to message an IRC bot and ask for help. In beta 6 (GTK+
2.10.8, Windows 2000) each message from the bot will flash the title bar
even when the window is active and focused (separate bug, reported), in
rapid succession. This "wears out" the window rapidly: each time you focus
it, it will now flicker for a short period.


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