Bug 804631 - continuous scrolling in one window make other unusable
continuous scrolling in one window make other unusable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2012-03-19 09:27 EDT by Tomasz Torcz
Modified: 2013-08-01 13:48 EDT (History)
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Description Tomasz Torcz 2012-03-19 09:27:16 EDT
Description of problem:
My workspace consist of two gnome-terminal window. One with multiple tabs as main working space and second window displaying colorized log files. Basically, second window runs "tail /var/log/various,files | ccze -A".
When there is a lot of log activity, second window scrolls most of the time. In such situation text input/output in other windows is delayed a lot. It feels like there is even one second of delay between pressing keys and reaction. For local shell this is unacceptable. Especially that text input/output in *other windows* is affected.

As a workaround I open second tab on log window (so it has 2 tabs). When the scrolling occurs I use mouse to switch to the second, empty tab. This way text input/output is normal in other gnome-terminal windows.

So this behaviour only happens when the scrolling output is actually visible and displayed. Text is not laggy when the scrolling tab is not visible.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open two gnome terminal windows
2. Start some application outputting lots of text like "hexdump /dev/urandom" in one window
3. Try to type/work in second window
Actual results:
Text input is laggy

Expected results:
First window should not affect second window.

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Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2012-04-19 21:57:14 EDT
This should be much better with gtk3-3.4.1-1.fc17
Comment 2 Tomasz Torcz 2012-05-02 05:47:56 EDT
Still happens with:

BTW, GPU is intel: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
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