Screen refresh problems when minimizing aMSN to tray using Close button or title bar

Bug #465644 reported by Ricardo Pérez López on 2009-10-30
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
amsn (Ubuntu)
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

0. Active Compiz using desktop effects (normal, extra or custom) in System->Preferences->Appearance.
1. Open aMSN.
2. aMSN should minimizes to tray when click on Close button on window title bar. Configure it accordingly to do so.
3. Click on Close button on window title bar.

Expected behavior: aMSN minimizes to tray and the window dissappears from windows list at bottom GNOME panel.

Actual behavior: aMSN minimizes to tray BUT the window still appears in the windows list at bottom GNOME panel. The bottom of the aMSN window stays displayed in the screen.

When you use Account->Minimize to tray, the problem can't be reproduced.

The problem can be only reproduced when Compiz is enabled.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,move,resize,place,decoration,animation,ccp,dbus,mousepoll,gnomecompat,png,svg,imgjpeg,text,commands,neg,video,wall,snap,scale,scaleaddon,expo,staticswitcher,regex,resizeinfo,workarounds,ezoom,vpswitch,extrawm,fade,session]
Date: Fri Oct 30 22:43:58 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: compiz 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: all
PciDisplay: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 LE] [10de:01d1] (rev a1)
ProcCmdLine: root=UUID=0d17b40a-0d93-43fd-860e-9ae85d102c61 ro quiet splash locale=es_ES
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: compiz
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686 06/16/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: ASUS P5VD2-MX ACPI BIOS Revision 0301 P5VD2-MX
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: 1.XX
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.version: 1111
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvrASUSP5VD2-MXACPIBIOSRevision0301:bd06/16/2006:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvr:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5VD2-MX:rvr1.XX:cvn:ct3:cvr1111: System Product Name
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = i686, kernel = 2.6.31-14-generic

Ricardo Pérez López (ricardo) wrote :
Ricardo Pérez López (ricardo) wrote :

aMSN window opened, displayed correctly.

Ricardo Pérez López (ricardo) wrote :

When I click on Close button on aMSN window title bar, aMSN minimizes to tray, however:

- There's a "trace" of the window bottom.
- The window list applet still contains the aMSN window, even when the window isn't opened.

José Cabo (folcwine) wrote :


I see this with amsn and with other applications *sometimes* :S

Marios "dtrzG" Tsiantas (dtrzg) wrote :

Same problem here.When I minimize the amsn window,there is a graphical trace of the window bottom on my desktop.I use Karmic i386.

darkshado (darksoldier1) wrote :

I have the same problème when i close or minimize the amsn window, i still have trace of the bottom of the window.


I cannot reproduce this on my amsn/lucid 0.98.3...

could you try to update and tell if the problem persists?

BTW seems to be only a compiz bug

@kakaroto, could you look at this bug?

kakaroto (kakaroto) wrote :

There is nothing to look at. This isn't an aMSN bug, this is quite clearly a window manager bug, and in this case, this is a Compiz bug. Please clone/reassign this bug to compiz. Note that comment #4 says that it happens sometimes with other applications too.

Im' setting this bug as invalid (for amsn) due of comment and

please set status of new (in amsn) if you think this is an amsn bug.

Changed in amsn (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
tags: added: compiz-0.8
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Only security issues are now being considered for this release of Compiz (0.8).

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Expired
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