Bug 18410 - Aplication switcher blinks ["^static " and unqualified]
Summary: Aplication switcher blinks ["^static " and unqualified]
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/compiz (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: David Reveman
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-06 11:43 UTC by Jonas Kölker
Modified: 2018-06-12 19:07 UTC (History)
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Description Jonas Kölker 2008-11-06 11:43:29 UTC
1. Open ccsm and xterm, both maximized, on a workspace of their own.
2. Use "Application Switcher" to switch between xterm and ccsm; be sure to release alt+tab fairly quickly.
3. Notice how xterm blinks when it gains focus.  Notice how ccsm *sometimes* blinks when it gains focus.
4. Also do <alt><tab/><wait duration='3s'/></alt>, and notice how the windows still blink.
5. With xterm focused, do <alt><tab/><tab/></alt> to move focus from xterm to xterm, with the switcher popup resting over ccsm for a short while.  Notice how the windows never blink when releasing alt.

Now use "Static Application Switcher" instead.  Notice how xterm *sometimes* blinks.  The rest should be the same.

This doesn't look nice [and is reason enough to change this].

I think epileptics are mostly affected by *repeated* and *periodic* blinkenlights, but [due to a lack of knowledge] I can imagine [probably incorrectly] that this may make compiz unacceptable to use for some of them.

(version: 1:0.7.8-0ubuntu4)
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2018-06-12 19:07:14 UTC
Mass closure: This bug has been untouched for more than six years, and is not
obviously still valid. Please reopen this bug or file a new report if you continue to experience issues with current releases.

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