Text intermittently goes missing from menu bar. [Solved]

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Text intermittently goes missing from menu bar. [Solved]

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Running the Cinnamon version of 20.1 all up to date. Recently last couple of weeks randomly usually when I've gone away from the PC for a bit and it has been running for a few hours the text on the menu bar goes missing and I end up with.
Text has gone
Text has gone
Once I restart with

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cinnamon --replace &
then it is back to normal for sometime
It is back
It is back
I don't recall making any changes although obviously there's been various updates. I tried changing the theme in use but that seems to have made no difference. Just really looking for some guidance on tracking this down.

Thanks
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Re: Text intermittently goes missing from menu bar.

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I did notice today after returning from a trip out so the PC had sat for ~4 hours or so just running some video processing with ffmpeg that after I restored the desktop again I was seeing this message

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Cinnamon warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x6000010
relating to a Thunderbird window i.e if I return a minimised window it generates the warning but does not crash.
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Re: Text intermittently goes missing from menu bar.

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Not a solution per se but the problem seems to be the use of an app birdtray https://github.com/gyunaev/birdtray seems to be related to the blink speed for the tray icon, I'd put it up to about 75%. Dropping back to 50% I don't see the issue anymore.
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