Screen flickering with Firefox full screen

Bug #366017 reported by Antonio on 2009-04-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 9.04 just installed, Gnome 2.26.1, Firefox 3.0.9, Compaq nx6110. (Also observed in Ubuntu 8.10).

1. Firefox windows in full screen mode cause screen to flicker (alternating firefox and desktop) when firefox window is about to become the active one with Alt+Tab window switching events.

2. Some events in full screen Firefox window, like right mouse click on links, combo pop-up or Ctrl key pressed to mark mouse position, make screen to flicker the same way.

Antonio (antodasana) wrote :

According to:

disabling visual effects solves the problem.

I guess my graphical card is not as good enough as to suppport compiz, so gnome default, metacity, is the right choice.

Anyway it seems other users still have the problem even disabling visual effects (see link above).

Maybe installation should perform a better effort in setting the default window manager, in my case it should have been metacity instead of compiz. Compiz is cute, but fully functional behavior is more important. Besides, when the user upgrades visual effects, a warning or information message about possible problems (based on graphical card capabilities) will increase user reliability on the system.

Antonio (antodasana) wrote :

Please, update status according to my latest comments regarding default window manager selection.

affects: ubuntu → compiz (Ubuntu)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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