All gnome apps text areas seem to get messy when using nemo-desktop for desktop icons

Bug #1790409 reported by Sylwester on 2018-09-02
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gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

With nemo-desktop on open gedit or gnome-system-log and it will be impossible to see any text whatsoever because the area is filled with whatever the background was and continious rerenders.

I think this affect apps using a certain feature in gnome libraries so only gnome apps are affected and often the ones with white text areas. As an example of text area not affected I notice gnome-terminal seems fine.

Details:
I've followed https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/07/how-to-replace-nautilus-with-nemo-file.html
and use nemo-desktop as my file manager. I've used nemo in 16.04 without problems. My other family members have users that use nautilus and they do not have the same problems as me.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: nemo 3.6.5-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-33.36-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-33-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sun Sep 2 23:08:38 2018
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-09-01 (2192 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120823.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=nb_NO:nb:no_NO:no:nn_NO:nn:en
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8
 SHELL=/usr/bin/fish
SourcePackage: nemo
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-09-01 (1 days ago)

Sylwester (ubuntulinux-org) wrote :
Sylwester (ubuntulinux-org) wrote :

I also checked updating to a newer version (3.8.4-1~bionic0) of nemo using the cinnamon ppa mentioned in the link in my description and it had no effect.

Sylwester (ubuntulinux-org) wrote :

I'm no longer certain this is nemo related as I found one account with Nemo and without the problem.

affects: nemo (Ubuntu) → gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Sylwester (ubuntulinux-org) wrote :

I can also mention that changing my theme from Ambiance to Adwaita removed the issue. All the other accounts use Ambiance so there must be user level settings that is triggering this.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

This sounds like a nemo issue since gnome-shell does not handle desktop icons.

affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu) → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
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