[xmonad] Issue 413 in xmonad: Windows don't disappear

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New issue 413 by srburnet: Windows don't disappear

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Open a window (e.g., a terminal, although it happens to all types of  
2. Do a bunch of other work with other windows. (This doesn't happen if you  
open and close a window immediately).
3. Close the original window.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

The window should disappear and the wallpaper should be shown.

Instead, an artifact image of the window remains, although the window  
itself has definitely closed. I can't interact with the window and if open  
a new window xmonad behaves as if there is no additional window (the screen  
isn't split between the two windows). I can even drag a small window around  
in tiling mode over the image of the window and "erase" the closed window  
(i.e., the wallpaper is redrawn in areas touched by the window).

I've attached a screenshot that hopefully makes sense.

Note that the problem is very rare. There doesn't seem to be a pattern for  
which windows have the problem.

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?

xmonad darcs, on Arch Linux. I am using the NVIDIA proprietary drivers with  
dual monitors (Twinview). I am not using compositing. The problem has  
occured with multiple versions of xmonad, the kernel versions, and the  
NVIDIA driver.

Are you using an xmonad.hs?  Please attach it and the output of "xmonad

xmonad --recompile yields no output.

	xmonad.hs  5.2 KB
	bug.png  741 KB

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