[compiz] incomplete window contents when unminimizing

Erkin Bahceci erkinbah at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 18:03:22 PDT 2007

And this is also happening when opening and unshading some windows
(again especially Firefox). So I guess all map events have this
problem. Does anybody have an idea how to solve this, other than
waiting for a fixed amount of time for, say, Firefox windows?

On 4/11/07, Hendrik Kaju <hendrik at kaju.pri.ee> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Using Xgl, when a window is unminimized, sometimes (especially with
> > Firefox), the window contents are not immediately visible (partially
> > or completely) until an unminimize animation is completed. That is,
> > sometimes there are empty (transparent) rectangles within the window
> > (maybe corresponding to some Mozilla controls), and sometimes the
> > whole window is empty (only the decoration is visible). This is more
> > of an issue with cpu-hungry effects (well, most of them if you are
> > using Xgl + fglrx).
> >
> > To avoid this, I want to wait until the window contents are *fully*
> > available before I start any unminimize animations. My question is how
> > can I know the right time? Is there a certain place in core that I can
> > maybe throw a notification event from for this? If not, what is the
> > best way to solve this problem? Should I just wait for a certain
> > amount of time for certain applications (like Firefox)?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Erkin
> I can confirm this on OpenSuSE 10.2, i915 and Xorg 7.2. Firefox windows
> are sometimes completely blank when unminimizing. Usually only some
> parts are invisible (Firefox's toolbar). It doesn't happen with slow
> animations on.
> --
> Hendrik Kaju <hendrik at kaju.pri.ee>

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