We have a lot of flickering going on during reflow due to widgets being temporarily repositioned. We need to revive the view manager's support for suppressing widget changes until reflow is done. Ultimately we want to fix up the geometries only after we have painted all windows into a back buffer.
I'd like to suggest that this, and bug 132337, block Firefox 1.0. This is a very highly visible bug on well-trafficked sites like Gamespot or Anandtech that even the most novice user will notice (in my opinion).
Reflow refactoring is likely to fix the temporary repositioning.
Created attachment 160986 [details] [diff] [review] work in progress Even if reflow doesn't have to do trial reflows (and even after your refactoring it will in some cases, like the two-pass margin collapse & clearance algorithm), it's still going to be helpful to postpone widget geometry changes until the last moment. So I'm doing this by suppressing widget changes during Begin/EndUpdateViewBatch and then repositioning/resizing all widgets when we re-enable refresh. This code seems to work --- the flickering is gone --- but may be slowing down window resizes ... I'm not sure. I will investigate. I also need to port the paint flashing code to gtk2 so I can check only the right areas are painted. It includes the patch for bug 262760 because this depends on that.
14 years ago
Depends on: 262760
Created attachment 161548 [details] [diff] [review] fix I ran into a GTK2 bug that made windows not position correctly if they were moved via Resize(x,y,w,h) where the width or height is zero. Other than that the patch is fairly straightforward. This stops flickering in most of the dependencies and could conceivably give us some Tp win.
Attachment #160986 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 161548 [details] [diff] [review] fix See comments in the bug. BTW I checked Windows and GTK1 and they don't seem to have that particular GTK2 bug...
Comment on attachment 161548 [details] [diff] [review] fix r+sr=bzbarsky
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
http://axolotl.mozilla.org/graph/query.cgi?testname=pageload&tbox=btek&autoscale=1&days=7&avg=1&showpoint=2004:10:11:14:33:45,823 It looks like this checkin bumped btek from avg. 817 ms to 822 ms.
Will this patch also land in the aviary1.0?
(In reply to comment #8) > It looks like this checkin bumped btek from avg. 817 ms to 822 ms. Yes. Some Tps went up, some went down, some didn't move. I think we should keep it. I suggest that this not land on Aviary. If someone wants to be helpful they could go through the bugs depending on this one and identify the ones that are fixed now.
Test results on Windows XP (build 20041012): Bug 39532 No testcase Bug 47742 NOT FIXED Bug 132337 FIXED Bug 224426 WFM, even before this fix Bug 234673 FIXED Bug 255899 No way to test, never seen the bug Bug 263208 FIXED
I've tested the duplicates of bug 132337: Bug 228059 - Fixed Bug 221858 - Fixed Bug 246587 - Fixed Bug 242230 - Fixed Bug 239706 - Fixed Bug 246587 - Fixed Bug 238714 - No URL or testcase Bug 262873 - Fixed Bug 246394 - Fixed Bug 260053 - Fixed Bug 255899 is not fixed by the fix for this bug. Bug 263815 - Fixed
I don't know anything how complex this fix is, and how big risk it would be to land on aviary1.0 branch. But I know that on a slow PC like mine AMD K6-II 400MHz (Win98) bug 132337 (which according to comment #11 are fixed by this) are VERY visible and annoying on many danish sites. For example some of Denmarks largest newspapers, especially http://politiken.dk/. The main column of politiken.dk (in the middle) renders fast, but the left and right columns renders very slowly. I think I can count it render 3-4 lines pr. second. And the whole page takes ages to render and it feels like all CPU-power are eaten by the process. On the other hand politiken.dk renders fast and I only briefly see a little flicker, but not much or annoing, when loading the site on my transportable work-PC with a Pentium M processor (don't know exactly how fast)and WinXP. So this is problably a bug that which mostly hits users with slower machines. So if its not to risky, please consider this for aviary1.0. The lightweight browser thats also for smaller/slower PCs :-)
(In reply to comment #13) > So if its not to risky, please consider this for aviary1.0. The lightweight > browser thats also for smaller/slower PCs :-) I totally agree on this, this patch will greatly improve page rendering and the first-time experience for new users for the 1.0 release.
Bug 263992 (menus at the wrong position) has been caused by this bug here.
Uh, guys? We're not stupid. We know what the patch fixes. If we considered it safe enough for Aviary, we wouldn't have issues with it going into Aviary. So if Robert is against it, presumably he thinks it's not safe enough, eh? Certainly I don't think it's safe enough.
Depends on: 263992
Some bugs I found with the keyword 'flicker' and that are fixed by the fix for this bug: Bug 170702 - Fixed (no flicker anymore with the first dhtml testcase, also performance seems improved by appr. 5%) Bug 209531 - Not reproducable anymore (but would be fixed by this bug) Bug 221622 - Fixed Bug 225836 - Fixed Bug 228923 - Fixed Bug 235553 - Fixed Bug 249978 - Fixed Bug 255761 - Fixed (although this has caused a regression, I think) Bug 255922 - Fixed Bug 260419 - Fixed
Sorry, the statements I made about Bug 170702 in comment 17 are bogus. Another couple of bugs fixed by the fix for this bug (searched with the keyword 'flash'): Bug 246138 - Fixed Bug 245417 - Fixed Bug 250583 - Fixed Bug 257902 - Fixed Bug 259804 - Fixed
Thanks Martjin. As usual, you rock my world. After a week or so when regressions have settled down, it would be great if you can go through the bugs and mark them fixed. Thank you so much.
This also caused regression bug 264245, looks like.
attachment 161548 [details] [diff] [review] also killed <tooltip position="before_start"... It worked in Mozilla builds up to 20040507 but is broken since Mozilla build 20040508
Um... That attachment wasn't checked in till 2004-10-11. That's 5 months after 2004-05-08.
(In reply to comment #23) > Um... That attachment wasn't checked in till 2004-10-11. That's 5 months after > 2004-05-08. Ok, so I was wrong, but someone on IRC told me that this was the bug I was looking for. Me bad, because I didn't check *if* he was right, because I trusted him. Won't do that again, that's for sure! Again, sorry for this error.
is bug 264101 also a regression from this one?
*** Bug 266162 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Camino seems to have some serious issues concerning the drawing of the scroll bars right after the patch landed on the trunk. See Bug 268320 for more information. We need somebody to back out the patch and see if that fixes the issues.
I have created a testing page that implements the instance of having an iframe on the page with a float command in the css http://beta.mytwu.com/firefoxBug/
This is happening on version 1. Did it fail to make it in time for that version?
Steve, please read the bug before commenting... in particular, read comments 9, 10, 13, 14, 16. In brief, this fix landed half a year after Firefox 1.0 branched off the development trunk.
*** Bug 276458 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 282417 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Is Bug 282708 related to this one? Its about plugins flickering in the top left when loading the webpage.
*** Bug 290487 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
sounds like bug 303433 might have been fixed by this too... https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=303433#c45
*** Bug 39532 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Component: Layout: View Rendering → Layout: Web Painting
Product: Core → Core
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