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Re: [Lynx-dev] Bug report - Flickering when resizing the terminal window

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Bug report - Flickering when resizing the terminal window lynx is running in
Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 17:22:46 -0400

On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 07:51:29PM +0000, wrote:
> Hi. 
> Thank you for lynx, I love it! 
> I recently found a bug. 
> I use lynx in the terminal called rxvt-unicode on Devuan 12 Codename 
> Daedalus. 
> When lynx is already running in that terminal and I resize the window, lynx 
> flickers when I switch throught the links of an webpage with arrow keys or vi 
> controls. 

someone did report this last year, but didn't mention urxvt.

> I found out, that this also happens in xterminal, but not in xfce4-terminal 
> for example. 

s/xterminal/xterm/ ?

I don't see it with xterm, at any rate.

> Someone with much more expertise than me told me, that it could be, that: 
> „it also completely loses the background color and line formatting when you 
> first resize the window, then when you move the cursor and it redraws, the 
> first redraw fixes the layout and colors. it's just that then every 
> subsequent redraw is done in vain“ 
> At the moment my workarround for this issue is, that I first open my 
> terminal, resize the window and only then start lynx. 
> But it would be nice to just use my hotkey to start lynx and then resize the 
> window (my window manager does not support maximizing windows by default only 
> with a keystroke after focusing a window, it is very minimal).
> Maybe you can fix this. 
> Best Regards 
> hacksenwerk

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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