tested under Win7x64 using LibO 126.96.36.199.alpha1+
Build ID: 6ba8b7f5eacac969e4781d63718083a05491b1bc
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-24_02:23:51
when you open Writer and click on any of the color pickers buttons either on the toolbar or in the sidebar, the picker window blinks when opening causing an annoying visual glitch
Created attachment 108431 [details]
I guess it's related to the change made in Bug 84676, so that the visible flag is set before the window placement.
I believe the visual glitch is caused by the palette list getting larger, the scrollbar showing up, the recent list label moving and the recent list shrinking. I'm assuming when all the bugs already reported about these things are fixed, the glitch will likely only be visible in the palette list. :)
(In reply to Maxim Monastirsky from comment #2)
> I guess it's related to the change made in Bug 84676, so that the visible
> flag is set before the window placement.
Hm, the flickering also happened before that change, IIRC.
Created attachment 108523 [details]
video of the flickering
Now I realize that probably we're not talking about the same thing. If you'll look at 2 second of the attached video, you'll see the color matrix appearing at the left side, out of the place where the final window is shown. You can see the same effect in Tommy's screencast in the right bottom corner. This can be seen on slow machines. I didn't see it before.
Should be much less flickering since http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=3efc3cc5b0b4b6151e928c2348c7dc6f74181db5.
Flicker is gone now, but the scrollbar went missing after being fixed (bug 84574).
Created attachment 108611 [details]
screenshot on different platforms
(In reply to Jay Philips from comment #7)
> but the scrollbar went missing after being fixed (bug 84574).
Hmm, It seems to depend on the platform/theme. As you can see from the attached screenshot, it's OK on most platforms. Not sure what goes wrong sometimes.
BTW I searched for the commit the fixed the scrollbar, but couldn't find one (at least that did it intentionally). Any clue?
(In reply to Maxim Monastirsky from comment #8)
> BTW I searched for the commit the fixed the scrollbar, but couldn't find one
> (at least that did it intentionally). Any clue?
Yes its a tricky thing that shows up some places and not other places. Its not showing for me on Linux Mint 13 Mate [Clearlooks] or Windows 7 [Basic]. On Windows 7, the scrollbar does appear (though slightly cut) in Classic and it shows fine in Aero. I believe Matthew Francis (mjayfrancis) made some modification to the code and thats what fixed it.
(In reply to Maxim Monastirsky from comment #6)
> Should be much less flickering since
yes, no more flickering with 188.8.131.52.alpha1+
Build ID: 8dbe4f2aebff1bd763e4f44c8f9e2a367316da4b
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-31_14:27:30