Flickering / Stuttering after enabling chooser on login in xfce4-session-settings
Submitted by sch..@..il.com
Assigned to Xfce Bug Triage
So on the recent xfce version (4.14) but not on 4.14-pre2 (and also not on any other version nor any other DE I ever used) I encountered flickering in panels or in transparent windows when something updated. I also experience sluggerish / stuttering behaviour of any windows I dragged.
No matter what is in .config or it's subfolders it always happen when I either copy a xfce4-session.xml with
<property name="chooser" type="empty"><property name="AlwaysDisplay" type="bool" value="true"/
</property> included or when I enable the equivalent option in xfce4-session-settings that sets that enables this property in the xfce4-session.xml.
Well.. Actually that option can be set and no problems occur until at least one session is saved in .cache/sessions. If no session is saved there then no problems occur and the chooser won't be displayed after startxfce4 is executed.
I'm on Arch Linux Kernel: 5.2.8-arch1-1-ARCH with btrfs as the main file system. It also happens on the 4.9 lts kernel. It doesn't matter wether any kernel options are set. I'm using a Notebook (GL62 7RD REV:1.0). I used the Intel graphics card when I experienced this issue; haven't tested with the nvidia card.