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Shadow on overlaping window in background remains on selected foreground window


Description Thomas Green 2006-06-09 20:23:50 CEST
When two windows overlap and you select the window that is in the background, the outline (shadow maybe) of the old foreground window remains on the newly selected window.  This is slightly annoying.... especially on white windows such as www browsers.  Using a NVIDIA Geforce5600 Ultra with composite.

Screenshot in URL.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-10 15:26:23 CEST
Can you tell a bit more about the Xorg version, and the nVidia driver version too?
Comment 2 Thomas Green 2006-06-11 12:00:18 CEST
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can you tell a bit more about the Xorg version, and the nVidia driver version
> too?

Sorry, it was a bit cryptic.

Xorg version:
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005

Nvidia version:

Comment 3 Thomas Green 2006-06-11 12:09:33 CEST
Just been experimenting a bit and it all comes down to the focus follows mouse option.  It seems when using that option in the window manager settings the windows do not get redrawn properly while click to focus works.  Hope this helps.
Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-11 12:18:10 CEST
Ah, it's what I thought, that's a known Xorg 6.8 bug. Composite and fixes in Xorg 6.8 were fairly new and experimental. The compositor in xfwm4 4.4 tests for the version and disable itself on Xorg 6.8.

Please switch to a more recent version. Otherwise, there is a patch for Xorg 6.8 that fixes that issue.

Please see some of the relevant bug reports in Xorg bugzilla:


And the patch for Xorg 6.8.x here:

Comment 5 Thomas Green 2006-06-12 10:50:31 CEST
Just upgraded to Xorg 7.1 and still the bug is there.  I think its a focus problem when it follows the mouse.  Maybe I need to try out the beta of xfce to see if that clears things up.
Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-15 21:52:03 CEST
Can you try this one instead?

Comment 7 Thomas Green 2006-06-16 09:28:24 CEST
Just installed the suggested version 4.2.4 from the link and what ever has been changed did the trick.  Many thanks....

Bug #1908

Reported by:
Thomas Green
Reported on: 2006-06-09
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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