Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121768
knewsticker scrolling is jumpy
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040422
Description of problem:
KNewsTicker v0.2 scrolling is jumpy.
After a while the scrolling stops every 2 seconds for about 1 second.
It seems related to what Mozilla is doing. After invoking and viewing
a variety of web pages eventually one of them triggers something that
makes knewsticker's scrolling become chunky.
This is confirmed by the fact that killing Mozilla during a time when
KNewsTicker's scrolling is chunky, makes the problem go away.
Maybe this should be logged as a bug against Mozilla instead.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure KnewsTicker to appear on your task bar
2.Start Mozilla browser
3.View a variety of pages (eventually) the scrolling becomes chunky.
I suspect it might be related to animated GIFs in Mozilla, but I can't
Although the symptom (affect on KnewsTicker) is trivial, it may
represent a more fundamental underlying problem.
After upgrading to FC3 (2.6.10-1.741_FC3), I now see this same symptom
again using Firefox.
After a little more investigation, I have found a way to repeat the
problem, and a temporary resolution.
To create the KNewsTicker stuttering:
1/ Start Firefox.
2/ have some URL in the URL entry window.
3/ Use the mouse to 'swipe/select' the URL in that window.
NewsTicker now stutters.
To 'clear' the stuttering:
1/ Click on the 'Klipper' icon on the KDE task bar.
2/ Select 'clear clipboard history' , or double-click any of the
it seems to be fixed in fc3/4 update. I cannot reproduce this problem with
KDE-3.4.2 on FC 3/4.