Bug#490024: metacity: compositing: sometimes gnome-panel drop shadow is missing
sa at whiz.se
Wed Jul 9 19:15:02 UTC 2008
forwarded 490024 http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516088
On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 12:10 +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> I'm using metacity with compositing turned on and I've got
> quite attached to the drop shadows. For some reason,
> gnome-panel doesn't have one, in certain situations. This
> has happened to me on three machines and it seems like a
> bit of an odd bug.
> Usually it has it at first and loses it at some later point
> in my session.
> I've just closed tracker, xchat and pidgin, and tried
> hupping gnome-panel to get it back, no luck. HUPping
> metacity *did* bring it back.
> I'm wondering if one of the panel applets is providing a
> hint that results in metacity not drop-shadowing it. I
> shall keep an eye on what I'm running and see what might
> provoke it into disappearing again.
According to upstream, it's "a race condition between metacity
discovering the desktop window and the window registering itself as a
I usually just run "metacity --replace" after logging in, and the drop
shadow is okay for the rest of the session.
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