Odd little bug in Cinnamon panel clock

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Odd little bug in Cinnamon panel clock

Postby dwasifar on Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:46 pm

I'm running Mint 14 with Cinnamon, using the Tout theme. This theme has a light gray gradient on the panel, dark gray text with a white dropshadow behind the text.

I know that typically dropshadows are achieved in GTK themes by drawing the text twice - once with the dropshadow color and then again with the main color, offset by a pixel vertically and/or horizontally. What I'm noticing is that in the clock, sometimes the main text changes, but the dropshadow behind it doesn't. So for example it might be 6:27, but the dropshadow behind the 7 is still the ghost of the 0 from seven minutes ago. Put another way, the clock text says 6:27 but its dropshadow says 6:20.

If I click on the panel and then mouse over the clock, the problem corrects itself temporarily.

It's not really hurting anything, it's just weird. Anyone else notice this?
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Re: Odd little bug in Cinnamon panel clock

Postby veggen on Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:08 am

Ha! I noticed this as well long ago, but had no idea how to explain it. You, on the other hand, did a fine job :)
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Re: Odd little bug in Cinnamon panel clock

Postby dwasifar on Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:36 am

Thanks. :)

For those not so impressed by my powers of description, here's a picture of what I mean. In this screenshot the dropshadow is off from the clock itself by hours and hours.

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Re: Odd little bug in Cinnamon panel clock

Postby vrcca on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:20 am

Same here!
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Re: Odd little bug in Cinnamon panel clock

Postby johnnyf on Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:54 pm

Yeah I have that too, was going to make a thread about it but don't have to now.

I took a screenshot if it helps.

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As you can see the shadow of a 6 remains. It's a minor bug but annoying none the less.
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