Eclipse menus sporadically render blank

Bug #992063 reported by Luke Hoersten on 2012-04-30
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
eclipse (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After a recent 12.04 update, Eclipse right-click menus and menu bar menus sometimes display as blank white. Re-triggering the menu can sometimes fix it for that instance. The incident rate is high and annoying. The problem also occurs with Eclipse just downloaded and installed from into /opt/ instead of via apt.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: eclipse (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Apr 30 11:31:42 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
SourcePackage: eclipse
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-27 (33 days ago)

Luke Hoersten (lukehoersten) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in eclipse (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Peter OKeefe (peter-okeefe) wrote :

I am experiencing this issue as well on Ubuntu 12.04 with Eclipse 3.7. I am using the Gnome Classic Environment.

Luke Hoersten (lukehoersten) wrote :

Any updates/progress on this? It's highly annoying and unusable.

James MacDonald (jamesm801) wrote :

Well in my case, I think I may have found a workaround. I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager. Inside the settings manager under Effects, I turned off "Enable Animations". So far my menus are all rendering without issue. Probably the Animation Selection could be modified to exclude only Eclipse from animations, but I'm happy enough without animations over all because things are faster.

Ronald (ronald-rcpaul) wrote :

For the ones who do want to keep animations for the rest of their OS, append

    & !(class=Eclipse & (type=PopupMenu | DropdownMenu))

to the second animation window match field.

Luke Hoersten (lukehoersten) wrote :

Disabling animations did not fix my problem. Do I have to restart Eclipse or something?

svaens (svaens) wrote :

Yes, disabling fixed it for me.
Thanks to Ronald for his suggestion

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