Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73381
cursor keeps blinking in unfocused windows
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
- blinking cursor in non active windows (try looking at 5 blinking cursors)
- no more scrolling with shift-page updown
- no more auto scrolling on selecting more then a screen full of text when
hoovering near window border
- unreadable fonts, unless selecting huge fonts
- no more hidden scrollbar option
but it did fix a nasty bug with superlong lines and weird char sets
displaying completely wrong (overlapping on the same line)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use gnome-terminal with the things I said above.
I guess this is because this gnome-terminal is a completely different
package from the original gnome-terminal. We're getting into a
xterm versues rxvt war again all over :(
new features good: removing old features bad. If I could trade in tabs
for the old functionality, I would.
> blinking cursor in non active windows (try looking at 5 blinking cursors)
just a bug.
> no more scrolling with shift-page updown
works for me? in what context are you trying it? do you have Shift+pageup
bound to some other key in edit->keybindings?
> no more auto scrolling on selecting more then a screen full of text when
> hoovering near window border
fixed with newer vte package.
> unreadable fonts, unless selecting huge fonts
works for me. you may have an older version of vte or some of the font
packages. LucidaTypewriter is a good font to use.
> no more hidden scrollbar option
yes there is. It's on the Scrolling tab.
(for future reports, please try to file one issue per bug - otherwise
we can't assign each task to different people/components, or close issues in
different ways. for example the cursor blink issue goes to gnome-terminal, the
font issue goes to the font packages, and the rest on vte probably - different
people would address each of those.)
The "cursor keeps blinking" bug is present in gnome-terminal-2.0.1-5. A
reproduction recipe seems to be:
1. focus on a gnome-terminal
2. press and hold alt-tab; *do not release*
3. click a window with the mouse outside the alt-tab switcher
The new window then gets the focus, but the original gnome-terminal still has a
This turned out to be a GTK bug
It's been fixed in CVS, will make itelf into a release eventually.
This is 99% fixed in GTK+-2.2.0, but I've seen it happen to me once
since I did the last bit of fixing a month or so ago, so it apparently
isn't 100% fixed...
*** Bug 74948 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Upstream bug for this is: