Strange Video infirmaties

Manuel McLure manuel at
Fri Jul 17 04:29:12 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 9:15 PM, Steven
Vollom<stevenvollom at> wrote:
> Different applications have parts that change colors to colors that are
> consistent with those used in my desktop appearance.  They are like blocks of
> color, very dark, but slightly transparent so that with strain, I can make out
> what is underneath.  It happens in both Konqueror and Kmail, but not Dolphin.
> It appears to be random over the screen and also affects the desktop itself.
> The beautiful artwork of my current desktop is filled with glitches in the
> perfection of the view.

I used to see a problem that could be described as what you're seeing.
In my case it was related to having the "Blur" effect turned on in my
"Desktop Effects." Bring up "System Settings", select "Desktop", go to
"Desktop Effects" and then select the "All Effects" tab. Look through
the list and see if you have any effect checked that has "Blur" in the
name and turn it off. Interestingly enough, it seems like the "Blur"
effect is no longer available in KDE 4.3 - perhaps they couldn't get
it to work right so they took it out.

Manuel A. McLure WW1FA <manuel at> <>
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