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Re: Window flickering (Was: Question on mini windows)

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: Window flickering (Was: Question on mini windows)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 22:26:15 +0100
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Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
>> I patched my version of GNUstep to draw the flickering windows off the
>> screen and suffered no ill effects.
> Yes, the only problem with that is that, if the window is off-screen,
> the window manager is under no obligation to decorate it ... so whether
> or not it works is window-manager dependent.
> That being said, as the common window-managers seem to decorate the
> window whether it's off-screen or not, perhaps the best thing to do
> would be to create the windows off-screen normally, and have an
> NSUserDefault value to tell the backend to do it on-screen so that
> people can try that if the off-screen method doesn't work with their
> window manager.

That change didn't work well for me using KDE. Looks like the window
manager moves the windows on screen when displaying, so now the windows
show up close to the border. This isn't worse than before, so no reason
to take the change back.
Looks like I have to wait for KDE 4 for this to go away.


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