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#1 2012-11-11 23:46:53

geekmiki
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Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Hi,

I've been having this small visual problem with the tab titles in Chromium that is really annoying. Basically, all the tab titles become "transparent" (see attached screenshot) whenever the tab is unselected.

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Environment details:
-Chromium  23.0.1271.64
-Xfce 4.10
-Compiz
-Nvidia 304.64-1

I've tried previous versions of Chromium, deactivating Compiz and the "problem" is still there.
Chromium is the only application that presents this behaviour.

Any ideas on where I should start looking?

Thank you in advance!

EDIT:
The problem is identified and caused by the following updates:
-xorg-server 1.13.0-3 => 1.13.0-4
-pixman 0.26.2-1 => 0.28.0-1
-cairo 1.12.8-1 => 1.12.8-2

Reverting to the previous versions solves this issue.

I have reported this issue upstream, please feel free to add any useful info:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issue … ?id=160505

Last edited by geekmiki (2012-11-13 09:52:25)

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#2 2012-11-12 02:55:11

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Is it part of the theme maybe? Try installing another or resetting it to the default. If not you could always try updating the system to see if chromium is too outdated for the theme.

What's the name of the theme? I can try it on my box and see what I get from KDE/Compiz.


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#3 2012-11-12 02:58:12

sebikul
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

I'm having the same issue, but with xfwm4. Same version of Chromium and nVidia drivers. I'm using no theme though, just the default look.

It seems quite random, i can't find any pattern to reproduce this, just opening and closing tabs until it happens.

Last edited by sebikul (2012-11-12 03:05:28)

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#4 2012-11-12 04:04:27

C!HO
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Same problem here but with Catalyst drivers and GNOME, so this isn't a Nvidia-specific problem.

Last edited by C!HO (2012-11-12 04:06:24)

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#5 2012-11-12 06:42:29

goodgrue
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Same issue. Currently running Linux 3.6.2-1-ARCH with nvidia 304.51. Sometimes I get the effect shown in the OP where there is a gradual fade in the title text, and sometimes entire tabs will just have grayed out titles.

I did recently switch to {fontconfig,freetype2}-infinality ... not sure if that's related.

edit:

I just opened an instance of chromium using a completely fresh profile (no extensions) and was able to reproduce the problem.

Last edited by goodgrue (2012-11-12 07:45:28)

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#6 2012-11-12 10:11:31

flipper T
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Same here:

-Chrome 24.0.1312.5 beta
-built in gtk+ theme
-i3 wm
-Nvidia 304.64-1

ps starting to like it smile

Last edited by flipper T (2012-11-12 10:12:23)


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#7 2012-11-12 10:42:53

geekmiki
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Good to know I'm not the only one with this issue... wink

So basically we can determine the following:
-It's not graphic driver, theme or WM related
-Random transparency effect: gradual or complete, sometimes changes upon selection

I'll file a bug report upstream...

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#8 2012-11-12 12:05:21

chuchuqa
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Registered: 2012-10-30
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

same thing.
Seems like it's new chrome/chromium specific bug or bug with recently updated packages. Check pacman.log. That't s what I've got since last update:

[2012-11-12 15:01] starting full system upgrade
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded bison (2.6.4-1 -> 2.6.5-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded pixman (0.26.2-1 -> 0.28.0-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded cairo (1.12.8-1 -> 1.12.8-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded libgusb (0.1.3-1 -> 0.1.4-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded colord (0.1.24-1 -> 0.1.24-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded gtk3 (3.6.1-1 -> 3.6.2-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded gcr (3.6.1-1 -> 3.6.2-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded gdk-pixbuf2 (2.26.4-1 -> 2.26.5-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded gnome-keyring (3.6.1-1 -> 3.6.2-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] installed python2-markupsafe (0.15-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] installed python2-beaker (1.6.3-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] installed python2-mako (0.7.2-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded gobject-introspection (1.34.1.1-1 -> 1.34.1.1-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded gvfs (1.14.1-1 -> 1.14.1-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded gvfs-smb (1.14.1-1 -> 1.14.1-2)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded iputils (20121011-2 -> 20121106-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded libdrm (2.4.39-1 -> 2.4.40-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded libotr (3.2.1-1 -> 4.0.0-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded man-pages (3.43-1 -> 3.44-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] installed libotr3 (3.2.1-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded mcabber (0.10.1-2 -> 0.10.1-4)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded tzdata (2012h-1 -> 2012i-1)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.13.0-3 -> 1.13.0-4)
[2012-11-12 15:06] upgraded xorg-server (1.13.0-3 -> 1.13.0-4)

Last edited by chuchuqa (2012-11-12 12:05:47)

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#9 2012-11-12 12:29:38

Azrael85
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

chuchuqa wrote:

Seems like it's new chrome/chromium specific bug or bug with recently updated packages[...]

I only have this problem with chromium. Chrome works fine.
I've alredy sent report to google. Assuming this is not an archlinux problem....

Last edited by Azrael85 (2012-11-12 12:30:28)

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#10 2012-11-12 12:32:27

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

I'm going to guess this was caused by the pixman update...

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#11 2012-11-12 15:45:22

von
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

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Almost the same problem. Rolling back to previous versions of pixman and xorg-server helped (pixman-0.26.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz and xorg-server-1.13.0-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz).

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#12 2012-11-12 16:02:03

goodgrue
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

I can confirm that rolling back pixman, xorg-server, and cairo fixed it for me (after restarting Xorg).

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#13 2012-11-12 21:10:14

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

same issue here now xorg server was upgraded and suspect was the cause


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#14 2012-11-13 06:59:30

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

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#15 2012-11-13 08:42:35

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Same issue with the latest kde and nvidia

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#16 2012-11-13 15:38:47

redsolja
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Same here.
So is it a pixman, X issue or something else?

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#17 2012-11-13 17:40:46

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Glad I'm not the only one.


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#18 2012-11-13 22:06:45

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Just confirming:

- nvidia 304.64-1
- xorg-server[-common] 1.13.0-4
- pixman 0.28.0-1
- cairo 1.12.8-2
- openbox as standalone window manager

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#19 2012-11-14 15:03:56

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

I have this problem too, and today my chromium tags title started replacing all "e" letters with capital "T"s. Totally crazy smile
Is anyone experiencing this too?

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#20 2012-11-14 16:43:40

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

exactly! there are sometimes more letters changed .. it makes randomly... one moment it is good, one moment dont ... checked with dmenu, leafpad, terminal ..everywhere where typing is needed :-)


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#21 2012-11-15 00:07:36

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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

hgabreu wrote:

I have this problem too, and today my chromium tags title started replacing all "e" letters with capital "T"s. Totally crazy smile
Is anyone experiencing this too?

Mine has been replacing the 'e' with a uppercase G. Also doing it in gnome terminal but not in konsole

Last edited by bones (2012-11-15 00:09:45)


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#22 2012-11-15 01:05:44

sebikul
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

bones wrote:
hgabreu wrote:

I have this problem too, and today my chromium tags title started replacing all "e" letters with capital "T"s. Totally crazy smile
Is anyone experiencing this too?

Mine has been replacing the 'e' with a uppercase G. Also doing it in gnome terminal but not in konsole

Same thing happens to me. I'm using XFCEs Terminal in a dual monitor setup. Left monitor is OK, but when i move the window to the right monitor a lot of characters are replaced, like the encoding changed, REALLY weird.

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#23 2012-11-15 09:46:45

von
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

Tried installing nvidia-beta-all, didn't help sad

UPD:
IgnorePkg = xorg-server
^ that'll do for now

Last edited by von (2012-11-15 09:51:37)

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#24 2012-11-15 17:05:23

harroxelas
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

I have this as well. Using xfwm4 and nvidia drivers.

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#25 2012-11-15 22:51:18

flipper T
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Re: Chromium: tab title becomes transparent

New chrome, same problem...

google-chrome Version 24.0.1312.14 beta


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