On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:57:19 +0100
> I'm running GIMP 2.8.0 with XQuartz 2.7.5 (xorg-server 1.14.4) on OSX
> 10.9.1 Mavericks.
> Recently (last several months) I have noticed the program flicker every
> 5-15 seconds (never done it before). If I am dragging an image, creating
> a rectangle selection, anything really - when the program flickers, it
> will interrupt whatever I'm doing, sort of as if I've clicked the mouse
> button. Another example, drawing a line on the page - when the flicker
> occurs, the line will stop drawing (even though I'm still holding down
> the mouse button) and I'll have to click again to resume.
> It's very frustrating as it interferes with pretty much everything I try
> to do.
> Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions would be greatly
I had a problem with the mouse cursor flickering, although more rapidly
than you report. This has just been cured by an update to my graphics
driver. Maybe your problem is similar. You could try a different version of
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