[xmonad] problem with urxvt -tr

Jose A. Ortega Ruiz jao at gnu.org
Thu Jan 28 06:58:01 EST 2010


I use urxvt with a transparent background, using the -tr switch (that
is, this is a 'faked' transparency, no composite manager is running).
When a floating window pops up in front of a tiled urxvt one, the latter
flickers *very* noticeably. This also happens when the terminal is
resized in any way (e.g., by switching to a different layout). Without
the -tr switch, the problem disappears.

Although this could be a bug in urxvt, the fact is that the flickering
is absent in other window managers (i've tried sawfish, stumpwm and
pekwm): with them, i can resize urxvt terminal windows (or put other
windows in front of them) without any flickering.

Is anyone else observing this behaviour?

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