[webkit-dev] 10.4.7 WebKit seems more 'flickery'
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Wed Jul 12 01:20:53 PDT 2006
On 5 Jul 2006, at 23:54, David Hyatt wrote:
> We're looking into this... it's the QuickTime plug-in that is
> flickering when scrolling. I looked at it on 10.4.6 on a PPC
> machine and 10.4.7 on an Intel machine and only saw the flickering
> on 10.4.7. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. (Note that
> Flash already has flickering problems when scrolling with Flash 8
> because of a rendering mode they use only with Safari. I believe
> someone said Flash 9 might fix that issue.)
Actually, although that page was an easy one to reproduce a flicker,
I have seen a more widespread flicker on a few pages that don't seem
to have any plug-in based content. Since It happens so rarely, I
didn't provide an example before. However since one such page did it
for me again today I'll elaborate:
I have a tabbed folder on my Safari bookmarks bar that contains the
following URLs in this order:
When I click on that folder, all the pages start to open with
MacinTouch being in the front tab.
Once in a while (maybe the first time every day?) Macintouch will
draw and totally white-out several times in quick succession until it
finally ends up with the finished content.
I imagine that this is partly due to images/css or other media coming
in at different times that forces a redraw, but I don't remember it
ever whiting out between redraws before 10.4.7.
(This tabbed folder has usually been the first thing I click on when
launching Safari, so I am sure I would have noticed it in an earlier OS)
Doing it again just now, I see that although Macintouch redraws a
couple of times while loading, there is no white-out between them.
Emptying the cache didn't help in reproducing it either.
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