dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

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dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:33 am

I noticed that every minute, spots on the clock tray appear on different areas. I have attached some screenshots for you guys to see. Hope there is an explanation as to why this is happening and how to resolve it.
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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby gibbs1984 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Yeah, I posted about this before but no one responded to me.

If you move the mouse over it then the dots disappear but they reappear soon.
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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:49 pm

Yeah, that is correct. :|

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby catweazel » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:00 am

It looks like there might be some widget hiding under the calendar. You might try editing the panel and removing widgets to see if you can get to it.

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:40 am

I already thought of that, but i dont use any widgets.

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby catweazel » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:18 pm

cartoonkid12 wrote:I already thought of that, but i dont use any widgets.

Let me rephrase that. You might try editing the panel and removing the calendar, show desktop, notification etc to see if you can get to it.
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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:36 am

i tried to remove applets and restored it to default. * :( :shock: same thing

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby gibbs1984 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:34 am

Are we the only ones that see it then?

If we are then it must be something with our setup, if not then it must be something to do with the theme.

I haven't tried changing the theme yet though.
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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:02 am

We are the only ones talkin' about it, i guess we are. hahahaha :lol:
it could be a theme issue, tried to use other themes and everything is ok. however, this is the default cinnamon theme, it should be resolved in the next coming updates. hopin' that other peepz could also look into this situation.

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby Chris_Z » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:02 am

"Are we the only ones that see it then?"

No.
I see it in Tout theme as well.

See the background behind "7"
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And now how it looks after mouseover
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correct backgroud behind "7" after mouseover
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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:26 am

:shock: if the spots are not with linux mint itself. It could either be the theme or the applet. worst case is the panel. :cry:

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby Art1 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:40 pm

I noticed it, too. On the time applet and also on the CPU and memory applets. The spots are the shadow characters from the previous values of the applets. For example, when the clock changes a minute from 0 to 1, the shadow of 0 can be still seen below 1.

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:55 am

seems like, it is a them issue. i am not an expert in programming but if someone out there who knows how to fix it. That would greatly appreciated by all who finds this very inconvenient. :) 8) :wink:

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby catweazel » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:35 pm

I think it's the theme. Try this:

Cinnamon Settings > Panel > Allow Cinnamon to scale panel
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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:25 pm

@catweazel tried it, and did not work... T_T :cry:

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby catweazel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:54 am

I figured it out, simply by looking. What you're seeing are shadows. I installed LMDE Cinnamon in a virtual machine, which has crappy video capabilities. It goes away when I choose a theme that doesn't have shadows behind the widgets.

Find better themes or get a better video card :mrgreen:

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby Mr. B » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:00 am

cartoonkid12 wrote:I noticed that every minute, spots on the clock tray appear on different areas. I have attached some screenshots for you guys to see. Hope there is an explanation as to why this is happening and how to resolve it.



I asked this Clem two weeks ago or so on IRC because i noticed this for a longer time now, he told me this will be fixed in Cinnamon 1.8.

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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby catweazel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:53 pm

Mr. B wrote:[I asked this Clem two weeks ago or so on IRC because i noticed this for a longer time now, he told me this will be fixed in Cinnamon 1.8.

Good one. Thanks for the update.
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Re: dark spots on clock tray using default cinnamon theme

Postby cartoonkid12 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:09 am

Awesome!!! can't wait for cinnamon 1.8. Hope it'll still run on my samsung netbook hehehe :lol: :D :lol:


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