unclutter: cursor flashes repeatedly over GTK apps., takes 100% CPU
Binary package hint: unclutter
unclutter Installed: 8-9
What is expected:
Cursor should disappear and stay gone when mouse is idle for a specified time.
What happened instead:
unclutter works as expected in many cases, e.g. when pointing at a web browser display window in Firefox. But it seems that in many GTK applications, pointing the cursor at a blank area of the app causes the cursor to flutter/blink/flash very quickly off and on after the specified -idle time. Not only does the cursor flutter, but Xorg begins to take up ~50% of CPU capacity on my 2.4 GHz P4 (according to xosview and top). Qt applications seem unaffected. Shaking the mouse causes the cursor to reappear normally and not flash, and CPU usage to go back to ~0%. But as soon as the idle period is over, the cursor begins to flash again.
An example of an app. that consistently exhibits the flashing cursor behavior is Open Office word processor--point to a blank document window, or to an empty spot on the menubar, and the cursor begins flashing. However, I have seen this behavior in many other GTK apps, not just Open Office. I see that gcalctool (Applications-
|Changed in unclutter (Debian):|
|status:||Unknown → Fix Released|