Comment 27 for bug 1574278

Yes, but we can't force an app to use a custom theme, modifying all Ubuntu
distros as a workaround, instead of actually fixing the problem. Apps must
use any theme.

On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:51 Uwe Geuder, <email address hidden> wrote:

> Using Xubuntu 16.04 with all updates here.
>
> I can confirm both the original flickering and the effectiveness of the
> work-around "GTK_THEME=adwaita abiword".
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1574278
>
> Title:
> AbiWord text cursor starts to flicker after adding some text
>
> Status in AbiWord:
> Invalid
> Status in abiword package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
> Status in gtk+3.0 package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in lubuntu-artwork package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
> Status in abiword source package in Xenial:
> Invalid
> Status in gtk+3.0 source package in Xenial:
> Confirmed
> Status in lubuntu-artwork source package in Xenial:
> Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> After adding some text in a new document, the entire document
> (including gray page background, text, text cursor) starts to flicker
> very fast. The UI above does not flicker. This happens too on a
> different system in VirtualBox. (Lubuntu 16.04 i386)
>
> Workaround
> ==========
> 1. Open the Lubuntu menu.
> 2. Open Preferences>Customize Look and Feel
> 3. Change the theme to something other than Lubuntu-default or
> Lubuntu-dark-panel
>
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
> Package: abiword 3.0.1-6
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
> Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic i686
> ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
> Architecture: i386
> CurrentDesktop: LXDE
> Date: Sun Apr 24 16:12:14 2016
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/abiword
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-22 (2 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release i386
> (20151021)
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=de_DE
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: abiword
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-22 (2 days ago)
>
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> Launchpad-Notification-Type: bug
> Launchpad-Bug: product=abiword; status=Invalid; importance=High;
> assignee=None;
> Launchpad-Bug: distribution=ubuntu; sourcepackage=abiword;
> component=universe; status=Invalid; importance=High; assignee=None;
> Launchpad-Bug: distribution=ubuntu; sourcepackage=gtk+3.0; component=main;
> status=Fix Released; importance=Undecided; assignee=None;
> Launchpad-Bug: distribution=ubuntu; sourcepackage=lubuntu-artwork;
> component=universe; status=Invalid; importance=High; assignee=None;
> Launchpad-Bug: distribution=ubuntu; distroseries=xenial;
> sourcepackage=abiword; component=universe; status=Invalid;
> importance=Undecided; assignee=None;
> Launchpad-Bug: distribution=ubuntu; distroseries=xenial;
> sourcepackage=gtk+3.0; component=main; status=Confirmed;
> importance=Undecided; assignee=None;
> Launchpad-Bug: distribution=ubuntu; distroseries=xenial;
> sourcepackage=lubuntu-artwork; component=universe; status=Invalid;
> importance=Undecided; assignee=None;
> Launchpad-Bug-Tags: apport-bug i386 iso-testing package-qa-testing xenial
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> Launchpad-Bug-Security-Vulnerability: no
> Launchpad-Bug-Commenters: aesouza2008 antony-seedhouse cdeweerd fricki
> gilir janitor jbicha jothro kiwikaki nio-wiklund quozl ruediger.kupper
> sondra.kinsey teward tukozaki ubuntulp-ugeuder ubuntuqa whgiii-q
> Launchpad-Bug-Reporter: Kiwikaki (kiwikaki)
> Launchpad-Bug-Modifier: Uwe Geuder (ubuntulp-ugeuder)
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Lubuntu Artwork Team · Ubuntu Design Team