Unredirect Fullscreen Windows -compiz- makes my full screen applications ginger up

Bug #363582 reported by manzur on 2009-04-19
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

when i set an application to full screen (any) and i move the mouse, the fullscreen window disappears revealing the desktop background for a brief second when zooming or when notify-osd appears, in jaunty jackalope release candidate.

manzur (sl-solaris) on 2009-04-19
description: updated
Jørgen Tellnes (jorgis) wrote :

I can confirm this in 9.04 using the fglrx driver. When setting VLC to full screen, the video locks up (the sound keeps playing) for a second or two. When notify-osd appears, the background is shown for a little while, and the video locks up. The same thing happens when minimizing from full screen to normal windowed mode.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
CazperII (maarten-reekmans) wrote :

I have a similar problem using smplayer. Whenever I access the menu bar or change the volume (notify-osd) the screen flickers and the desktop is shown. When the option "redirect fullscreen windows" in compiz settings is turned of the problem disappears but then I get terrible video tearing. I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and I am using a nvidia geforce 7300 with the binary driver version "180.44-0ubuntu1".

Tom Wright (twright-tdw) wrote :

Is it really still sensible to enable "unredirect fullscreen windows" when it causes so many graphics issues. I am no expert but I don't think that it necessarily improves performance by any noticeable amount - fedora does not enable it by default and this does not cause any major problems.

I think as well as aiming for flicker free boot we should try and make sure that the whole desktop is flicker free.

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 153204, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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