firefox feature, or bug?

Gary Hodges fsunoles at
Wed Jan 18 15:31:00 UTC 2006

On 1/17/06, Tristan Wibberley <maihem at> wrote:
> Gary Hodges wrote:
> > Since I've had Kubuntu 5.10 installed there has been an annoying
> > behavior with firefox.  I'll do my best to explain...  Imagine a
> > firefox window with several tabs open.  If I move the mouse over the
> > tabs the small icons and/or the text part will upshift slightly.
> > Moving the mouse off that location doesn't cause a downshift in
> > position.  Moving back over immediately doesn't cause any shift, but
> > if I wait a bit I can sometimes get the shift again.  I'm growing more
> > used to this behavior, but I still find it annoying.  Kubuntu is the
> > only OS I've noticed this with (others being WinXP, Win98, Debian and
> > SuSE).
> I get similar render erros and have done with firefox for a couple of
> years. I get them in web pages, but I'm not sure what causes it. I find
> a row of pixels missed out until I select some text on that line, or I
> find a duplicated row of pixels. I also sometimes see hyperlinks moving
> about as I mouse over them. I think this is a general GTK firefox bug.

Thanks for the reply.  So it sounds like a bug.  Would it be a firefox
bug or a (K)ubuntu bug though?  Like I said, I don't see this with
Debian Sarge or SuSE.

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