#647 Corrupted XChat window with multiple desktops in WinXP



In Windows XP SP1, with the Microsoft Virtual Desktop
Manager PowerToy installed, running XChat 2.0.8c, after
changing between desktops a few times, the "window"
in XChat starts to creep up as can be seen in the
attached screencaps. This results in a large section of
blank down the bottom of the XChat window, and a lot
of the display disappearing up under the XCat window
title. Its a bit weird, to say the least!

As you can see in the screencaps, this progressively
gets worse over time, requiring me to exit XChat and
then re-run it. This is kinda annoying as I like XChat on
Linux and Windows, its just that it isn't that great with
virtual desktops in Windows XP Pro.

- HiltonT


  • Hilton Travis

    Hilton Travis - 2004-05-30

    Screencaps of the b0rked xchat windows

  • Peter Zelezny.

    Peter Zelezny. - 2004-05-31

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    I tried MS Virtual desktop manager, but couldn't reproduce
    the problem you described. Could you give me some steps to
    reproduce? i.e. exactly what to click in which order?

  • Hilton Travis

    Hilton Travis - 2004-05-31

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    Unfortunately, it doesn't happen after any specific action, it
    just happens at some point in time. I have found that it
    occurs after switching between virtual desktops and using
    applications (including XChat) in multiple desktops.

    I have approximately 10 applications running, with 15 or so
    windows open most of the time, and I have not seen this
    behavior in any other application/window other than XChat.

    I'd *really* likelt o be able to narrow this issue down further
    than "it happens after a while" but unfortunately I cannot.
    As you can see by the screencaps I attached, it does occur,
    but that's the best I can do, sorry. If I find something that is
    a more concrete cause of this issue, I'll definitely report it.

    - HiltonT

  • Peter Zelezny.

    Peter Zelezny. - 2005-06-21

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    Is this still relevent to 2.4.4?


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