Bug 444885 - sliding login entry box very irritating
sliding login entry box very irritating
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-01 11:33 EDT by Joe Orton
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 11:31:38 EDT
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Description Joe Orton 2008-05-01 11:33:20 EDT
Description of problem:
The sliding entry box is slow and irritating.  I am used to typing in my
username&password at full pelt; now I have to stop, look up, and wait several
seconds for the box to resize itself, before I can continue typing.  

If this fancy bling must be the default, could the slow slide not at least
short-circuited if a key is pressed?  As it is, any key entries during the slide
are lost.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-01 20:13:52 EDT
what version of gdm do you have installed?

In gdm-2.21.10-0.2008.04.28.1.fc9 and later:

- the animation should be very fast
- key presses made during the animation shouldn't be lost

If you want to disable the animation add

gtk-enable-animations = 0

to /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-05-02 10:59:21 EDT
Or better just add it to /var/lib/gdm/.gtkrc-2.0 if you don't want to loose
toolkit animations in your session.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:28:37 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Brennan Ashton 2008-06-07 22:52:58 EDT
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Comment 5 dedded 2008-06-18 22:13:39 EDT
I'm not the reporter, but I don't want this bug closed before it's fixed, so I
think I can reply to comment #1.

I'm using gdm: gdm-2.22.0-5.fc9.i386

- animation is not "very fast"

It's not particularly slow, either.  But it's crude, ugly, and jerky.  The login
screen is a big disappointment after the much more polished look of Fedora 8.

- I have not lost any key presses

The problem from my perspective is cosmetic only, not functional.  But I find
myself concerned with the cosmetic side for the first time, since other family
members have tentatively started using Linux recently and I don't want to turn
them off with an upgrade from Fedora 8 to 9.

If this satisfies the query, please change the status from NEEDSINFO.

Thank you.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 20:33:14 EDT
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:31:38 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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