Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#105 closed defect (fixed)

Annoying desktop refresh in gnome when hovering over a contact

Reported by: mirceade Owned by: seanegan
Milestone: 2.2.1 Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.0 Keywords: desktop refresh redraw


I've noticed that apps and the gnome desktop does some kind of a weird full refresh (the windows and desktop redraws) when hovering with my mouse over a contact in gaim's contact list. This is really annoying.

Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mirceade

This happens in gaim 2.0.0 beta6 on a Ubuntu Feisty beta machine (forgot to add).

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by lschiere

  • Milestone Go public with Pidgin 2.0.0 deleted

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by lschiere

  • Owner set to seanegan

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan

  • Status changed from new to assigned

Can you give more information? Or be more descriptive? What X server are you running?

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by mirceade

The X server info: Package: xorg Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: x11 Installed-Size: 52 Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@…> Architecture: i386 Version: 1:7.2-0ubuntu11 Provides: x-window-system, x-window-system-core Depends: xserver-xorg, libgl1-mesa-glx, libgl1-mesa-dri, libglu1-mesa, xfonts-base (>= 1:1.0.0-1), xfonts-100dpi (>= 1:1.0.0-1), xfonts-75dpi (>= 1:1.0.0-1), xfonts-scalable (>= 1:1.0.0-1), xbase-clients (>= 1:1.0.1-1), xutils (>= 1:1.0.1-1), xkb-data, xterm | x-terminal-emulator Description: X.Org X Window System

fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9550/X1050 Series OpenGL version string: 2.0.6334 (8.34.8)


  1. Run glxgears (or any open gl based game).
  2. Hover over an unconnected contact in the contact list.

The whole desktop and the windows will refresh.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by mirceade

After further investigation I've noticed that this happens only if I MANUALLY ASSIGNED an avatar photo to that contact that I am currently hovering over. And this seems to be UNRELATED TO WHETHER I'M RUNNING AN OPEN-GL APP or not.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan

I cannot reproduce this to save my life. Are the custom icons you're setting really, really, huge? Larger than your screen resolution? That would make sense.

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by mirceade

Well, you're on to something... Screen res: 1280x1024 px Image size: Width: 1280 pixels Height: 960 pixels

Thanks for reading my report. Does this still qualify as a bug? I guess gaim should resize the avatar image correctly just as it does in the conversation window.

comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by mirceade

I mean users are just used to drag some photo they've taken and drop it over an avatar... Anyway, gaim, pidgin or whatever really, really rulz.

comment:10 Changed 12 years ago by mirceade

I see that the conversation window allows in some cases big, really big avatar images. If you don't pay attention they might fill up the screen. So this is my conclusion:

The avatar images should be limited (rescaled) in both the contacts list tool tip and in the conversation window. While this is a great feature (I've always hated y!messenger for limiting the size of avatar pictures) I strongly believe the avatar pictures SHOULD NEVER TAKE OVER THE WHOLE SCREEN AREA.

P.S.: Excuse me for being so verbose but I'm trying to make the most of wasting a pidgin developer's time. :=)

comment:11 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan

  • Milestone set to 2.2.1
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

comment:12 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan@…

(In 9521cfad2bc3a5d2f6a20e537b9f962df6c4e5da) Make 200px the upper-bound for buddy icons. Prevents problems when people try using their 7megapixel digital camera images as custom icons. Fixes #105

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