KDE taskbar glitch ?

Dave S kubuntu at pusspaws.net
Sat Jun 24 09:10:56 BST 2006

On Friday 23 June 2006 23:49, Mark A. Taff wrote:
> On Friday 23 June 2006 14:51, Dave S wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have updated my machine to Dapper and all is well, I have updated my
> > wifes machine and all is well apart from the KDE taskbar.
> >
> > It is configured as transparent with a slow hiding animation. When the
> > bar pops up it appears jolty and there is a blue flash behind the
> > transparency for a fraction of a second.
> >
> > Has anyone else experienced this ?
> Yes.
> I'm guessing your wallpaper is blue-ish?  If I recall correctly, this
> surfaced in 3.5.0 as part of a much larger issue.  Most of it has been
> fixed in 3.5.2+, but this flash remains.

It kind of happens with all backgrounds.

> My understanding is that kicker (the panel), the applets (including
> taskbar), and KWin have been pushed, hacked, and dragged along--kicking and
> screaming--in order to implement the latest features like the transparency,
> etc.  When you push an API that hard, you start to run into problems like
> this.

This makes a lot of sense

> I believe Aaron S., et alia are truly happy to be able to re-actor the
> whole mess from scratch for KDE4.  The new plasma interface should give us
> the power for the next round of desktop advancements.

Ahh a solution is in sight (well almost!). I am happy to live with it as long 
as it is not some config that I have got wrong, If its a KDE limitation then 
that's AOK. I think I am getting addicted to eye candy :)

> As for the blue flash, I hardly notice it any more. ;-)
> Mark

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