Open Bug 1557987 Opened 2 years ago Updated 10 months ago

Selecting entire screen in getDisplayMedia() makes mouse flicker constantly

Categories

(Core :: WebRTC: Audio/Video, defect, P3)

69 Branch
Desktop
Windows
defect

Tracking

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Tracking Status
firefox-esr68 --- affected
firefox77 --- affected
firefox78 --- affected
firefox79 --- affected

People

(Reporter: atest60153, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/75.0.3770.80 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

Run "navigator.mediaDevices.getDisplayMedia()" in DevTools on a secure domain (e.g.: https://www.google.com) and select "Entire screen".

Actual results:

It did share the whole screen, however the mouse flickered constantly, and the whole computer became bogged down until the screen sharing stopped.

Product: Firefox → Core
Component: Untriaged → WebRTC

Did the mouse cursor flicker in the rendering of the stream from getDisplayMedia(), or was it the "original" mouse cursor?

What resolution did the screen you captured have, and what CPU and GPU (or mac model and year) do you have? If you have hybrid GPUs, is it better on one of them than the other?

Flags: needinfo?(atest60153)

(In reply to Andreas Pehrson [:pehrsons] from comment #1)

Did the mouse cursor flicker in the rendering of the stream from getDisplayMedia(), or was it the "original" mouse cursor?

What resolution did the screen you captured have, and what CPU and GPU (or mac model and year) do you have? If you have hybrid GPUs, is it better on one of them than the other?

The original mouse cursor flickered. I have an Intel Celeron N3050 with a 1366x768 screen and honestly not sure what my GPU is (I'm on a Lenovo ideapad 100s laptop if it helps).

Flags: needinfo?(atest60153)

Thanks. Dan, does this ring any of your bells?

Flags: needinfo?(dminor)

The flickering mouse cursor reproduces on one of my Windows laptops (a Thinkpad W540) but not the other (a Lenovo Yoga C630). I don't see any performance problems with either of my systems, that might be something specific to the reporter's laptop.

It looks like this problem has been present for a while (Bug 1412203 sounds like the same thing.) I'm going to set this as a P3, definitely an annoyance we should fix, but perhaps not the highest priority.

Thank you for reporting this.

Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(dminor)
Priority: -- → P3
Component: WebRTC → WebRTC: Audio/Video
Duplicate of this bug: 1646003
Severity: normal → S4
OS: Unspecified → Windows
Hardware: Unspecified → Desktop
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