On the default browser page, do 'Page source' to open the view source window. Try selecting text. Selection is very slow, and there is a lot of excess flickering while redrawing the text selected.
There is some excess redrawing that the selection code is doing for historical reasons (working around compositor bugs) that no longer needs to happen. We have a simple fix.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
it is now just slow from unacceptably slow so i am resolving this. Selection slowness if noticed from now on will be fixed by solving the GetPrimaryFrame method by Troy Chevalier when he returns
199952108 builds. VERIFIED. Selection is now just 'slow'...
Per a request from Selection and Search component eng (mjudge) and qa (elig), moving all "Selection and Search" bugs to new "Selection" component. Original "Selection and Search" component will be retired.
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