Ubuntu

Mouse arrow flicker while playing google video and hover footer index

Reported by Xeno Campanoli on 2007-06-29
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Reproduction of this bug is requiring a pretty specific sequence on a Gutsy desktop installation (I cannot reproduce this at all on my Feisty laptop) I have at home as follows:

0. You may want to make Google your default page. You will also want to use generic ubuntu with no frills and the window indexes that are standard on the bottom because that is where the flickering is.
1. Starting from a fresh boot on a Gutsy Ubuntu (Gnome) desktop, evoke Firefox and let it fully come up. Bring up the main google page.
2. Make a second window with firefox using <ctrl>-N. Bring up the main Google page (The more times you do this step, the more likely the bug will reproduce, at least to some extent, the main object being to get a window index on the far lower right, however I find once is getting me there consistently).
3. Search for "If everyone cared" on the google video. I find this reproduces it consistently, but another google video will probably be fine.
4. When your search list comes up, go down the list and pick your first play of this video on "video.google.com". Do not use any of the Youtube links, as they do not reproduce the bug as well. Hover over the link with the mouse clicking the right button and select the [Open Link in New Window] option.
5. Move your mouse centered over the string "nickel" on the far right index to the playing window on the bottom of the desktop and try leaving it centered over that string. If it does not flicker immediately, keep trying to move the mouse a little. It seems to do it most when it is centered over some part of the string "nickel" and basically on or inside the margins of the window index window.

Xeno Campanoli (xeno) wrote :

I was unsuccessful reproducing #87043 using this sequence.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Tagged added: needtester

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → mozilla-bugs
status: New → Incomplete
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Can you please run apt-cache policy firefox and paste the output to this bug report.

Xeno Campanoli (xeno) wrote :

xeno@choochoo:~$ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 2.0.0.4+2-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.0.0.4+2-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
     2.0.0.4+2-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Packages
 *** 2.0.0.4+2-0ubuntu2 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
xeno@choochoo:~$

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Are you able to upgrade to the latest version of firefox restart firefox and see if you can reproduce?

Xeno Campanoli (xeno) wrote :

Okay, I configured my network connection by hand and did an apt-get update/apt-get upgrade sequence. I still exhibits the bug. I didn't see any update from firefox, but there was one from xorg. Perhaps I'm not getting some update you're putting in Gutsy?

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Look at your last comment it shows the canidate *-0ubuntu3 since its shwoing there you should beable to get it with sudo apt-get update than sudo apt-get upgrade or dist-upgrade

Xeno Campanoli (xeno) wrote :

Okay, I did the update just a bit ago and it took:

xeno@choochoo:~$ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 2.0.0.4+2-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 2.0.0.4+2-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.0.4+2-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
---snip---
But, I still get the flicker.

Xeno Campanoli (xeno) wrote :

Sorry, but perhaps I should clarify that I dd the complete update and upgrade as per your suggestion, and I rebooted afterwards. The flicker is very clearly still there after the reboot, and the policy output was also after the reboot. I'll try to respond quickly if you get another one, or have any suggestions. Sincerely, Xeno

Xeno Campanoli (xeno) wrote :

By the way, I'm a little surprised this is still marked incomplete and is without an importance. Please let me know what you guys need on this to get you so you can supply those. xc

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

the incomplete is because we are waiting for testers to add thier comments, as for importance there normally i will mark it an importance marker but normally for the mozilla team we dont require one.

Changed in firefox:
importance: Undecided → Low
Xeno Campanoli (xeno) wrote :

Okay, thanks.

Nathan Handler (nhandler) wrote :

I can confirm this bug. I was able to reproduce it following the instructions posted. By taking a screenshot while it was flashing, I was able to learn that it wasn't really flashing. The caption that comes up when you hover your mouse over a minimized application was appearing and disappearing really quickly. This gave the impression that it was flashing. I don't know what was causing this bug. It only worked with that one window. None of my other minimized apps would produce this.

Changed in firefox:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
ski (skibrianski) wrote :

I have this problem a lot when playing mafia wars via facebook on karmic/amd64. Have been having it sporatically for a few releases now but it seems to have gotten worse.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

I'm thinking this is a duplicate of Bug #239462. Could someone please try this in Firefox 3.6 from the daily PPA?
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa

Thanks.

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
assignee: Mozilla Bugs (mozilla-bugs) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Thank you for reporting this bug.

In Maverick, I followed the steps provided and it brings one to:http://www.google.com/search?q=if+everyone+cared&tbo=p&tbs=vid%3A1&source=vgc&aq=f At first, I did not notice the mouse arrow flicker as I expected some sustained, constant flicker. However, moving from one row of words to another, I barely noticed it because it flickers only once after moving on the row, so fast I cannot tell what the other icon or shape is other than it's similar size and same color. But, it does flicker!

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu maverick (development branch)
Release: 10.10

apt-cache policy firefox-3.5
firefox-3.5:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.6.7+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
     3.6.7+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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