Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187919
[KDE] OpenOffice buttonbar buttons "stutter"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem: Selecting the drop down on the "insert table" button on
the OpenOffice Writer toolbar causes the button to be redrawn about five times.
The button flashes and appears to stutter before showing the options.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.2-5.7.2
How reproducible: Easy
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load OpenOffice writer.
2. Click the insert table button
3. Watch it flash/flicker
Actual results: The button is redrawn several times
Expected results: The button should just drop down without flashing
Additional info: Anything with a drop down: insert table, text color, background
color, etc. flicker a lot. It's annoying and it slows down the process. This bug
appears in all the OOO applications. Writer is just the easiest to test.
Under KDE or GNOME. What theme ?
I didn't even think to check that. I'm using KDE, and I experience this "bug"
with the default theme. I have a fresh install of FC5 running KDE in my lab that
has the "stuttering" buttons. So whatever the default theme is. In fact it seems
to do it on at least the two themes I've tested.
I just installed both Gnome and XFCE and neither seem to exhibit this behaviour.
It must be a KDE specific thing.
caolanm->than: Do you know if this is a duplicate of any KDE and GNOME theme
bridgeing issue ?
I'm not aware of this issue occuring in any other applications that I've run
thus far. If that helps.
If anything else had the same effect, I'd expect it to be, e.g. a gnome
application run in KDE, e.g. gedit. Or another application that uses the OOo
style of following the theme, e.g. mozilla or perhaps java applications.
I get this horrible flickering too. I have gtk-qt-engine installed, but not in
use (instead, I'm using 'ClearLooks').
http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=discuss&msgNo=48704 sounds similiar
Wild! I just loaded OpenOffice writer and the problem seems to have gone away.
Since I first posted I now running the "nvidia" driver, not the "nv" driver so
perhaps that's the fix? Maybe "nv" + KDE + OOO has that stutter? I'll try on
another computer and let you know.
Your findings tally with that of the mailing list post above, i.e nv driver has
the flicker, nvidia doesn't
*** Bug 179059 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 132167 [details]
workaround that stops the flickering and similiar problems for me
Added to devel CVS and FC-5 update, will be in next update if one is called for.
openoffice.org-2.0.2-5.17.2 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
Is this bug be present in OpenOffice 2.0.3 which is the current release? When
will that be hitting fedora?
2.0.3 is in rawhide (FC6)