RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

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RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by Dreamer » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:11 pm

I have small flickering when switching between tabs, closing tabs and sometimes also when opening new tabs in new in background (with middle mouse button). I don't have such flickering in Orca.

Edit: Also scrolling with midle mouse button is not good, it's not smooth.
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Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:55 pm

Can't duplicate any of these problems.

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Post by Dreamer » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:59 pm

Strange, it's just small, but quite annoying, I have AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 1GB RAM, so HW is not a problem.
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Post by MysteryFCM » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:14 am

I've a similar one here .... when minimizing AB. When restoring it again, it temporarily (only for a few seconds) takes up the entire screen .... ?

As an addendum, I can also confirm the flickering you are seeing when switching tabs aswell ;)

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Post by Dreamer » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:12 am

Really annoying, it's white page 'blink'.

Could you add it to "Confirmed bugs" please?
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Post by MysteryFCM » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:16 am

Added :)

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Post by abfan123 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:25 am

Unable to confirm.
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Re: RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by Sara » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:21 am

Me either--I'm also RC7a

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Post by Anderson » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:59 am

I cannot understand/duplicate this problem.

Anybody could post the exact steps to reproduce the bug?

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Re: RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by mark79 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:06 pm

Dreamer wrote:I have small flickering when switching between tabs, closing tabs and sometimes also when opening new tabs in new in background
I am able to confirm the same flickering (XP SP2 with Centrino Duo).

I don't have such flickering in 10.2.52
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Re: RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by josephrot » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:20 pm

When these video / refresh problems are seen, they CAN be related to software refresh or screen refresh problems in the applications code.

HOWEVER, almost as common is that these problems may indicate that the video card is too old, or newer video drivers are needed (aka it's time to check for any new drivers), etc.

Rarely is it ever that the video drivers "need to be re-installed", or etc.

Rarely, believe it or not, always make sure that the printer and mouse drivers are up-to-date and proper. They can actually cause "weird" video problems too(!)

In general, ATI or Nvidia or other video chip-set makers -- be it used on video cards or video chipsets mounted on the motherboard -- will tell you the above when you ask them... so hopefully the above is useful.

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Post by Dreamer » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:52 pm

Anderson wrote:I cannot understand/duplicate this problem.

Anybody could post the exact steps to reproduce the bug?
I can always reproduce it when AB window is transparent, try to make it transparent. You can use this program HotkeyP - freeware, no need to install, just use Command Opacity and Parameters 224.

In Orca it's OK, even if the window is transparent.

Of course, I don't have this problem only if AB window is transparent, but it could be video, I watch video / satellite TV very often while surfing.

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Post by Dreamer » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:47 pm

OK, easier way to reproduce:

- go to http://www.sector.sk/ (or any page with black/dark BG)
- open fe tabs from this page (not the same)
- switch to fullscreen
- try to switch between tabs
= noticeable flicking - even if AB window is not transparent and no video window or any transparent window is on screen
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Post by abfan123 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:57 pm

Dreamer wrote:OK, easier way to reproduce:

- go to http://www.sector.sk/ (or any page with black/dark BG)
- open fe tabs from this page (not the same)
- switch to fullscreen
- try to switch between tabs
= noticeable flicking - even if AB window is not transparent and no video window or any transparent window is on screen
Followed your steps & couldn't confirm.
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Post by Dreamer » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:24 pm

abfan123 wrote:Followed your steps & couldn't confirm.
Strange. 8 lines + image and no information about your HW, maybe it's too fast. ;)

BTW I have IE6...

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Re: RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by scubamaster » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:33 am

Dreamer, have you tried updating your ATI driver to the lates version V6.8 ?

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Post by abfan123 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:28 am

Dreamer wrote: Strange. 8 lines + image and no information about your HW, maybe it's too fast. ;)
My hardware:
Dual-Core P4 (Intel "Pentium D" 2.8GHZ 64-Bit)
1GB DDR2 Ram
Nvidia GeForce 6600 (256MB DDR) with the latest forceware (9.1.3.3)

So it's quite similar to your hardware,I guess.
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Re: RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by Dreamer » Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:50 pm

scubamaster wrote:Dreamer, have you tried updating your ATI driver to the lates version V6.8 ?
I'll try...

Anyone with ATI card tried to reproduce it - with one or other steps?
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Re: RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by Dreamer » Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:34 pm

Dreamer wrote:
scubamaster wrote:Dreamer, have you tried updating your ATI driver to the lates version V6.8 ?
I'll try...

Anyone with ATI card tried to reproduce it - with one or other steps?
I just tried Catalyst 6.8, still the same, in fullscreen mode, all other windows closed, still have flickering - then I tried Orca - no flickering.
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Re: RC7 - Flickering when switching, closing, opening tabs

Post by bigC » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:08 pm

I have ATI, I see no flickering.

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