very minor bug this January 15, 2004 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Very minor bug this, but I'll mention it given that I've only ever seen it happen on Metatalk and AskMefi...
posted by chill to Bugs at 2:48 PM (7 comments total)

This corruption of the screen happens about 90% of the time when I first access Metatalk. It is resolved by switching to different window and then switching the focus back to the browser.
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1
OS: WindowsXP SP1
posted by chill at 2:49 PM on January 15, 2004

weird, I've never seen that.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:31 PM on January 15, 2004

Looks like a browser bug to me. Next time it happens - have a look at the source; see if the lines are repeated there. It's maybe worth posting to the respective mozilla/firebird pages.
posted by seanyboy at 3:49 PM on January 15, 2004

I've seen that frequently in Firebird Win32 (since 0.3 or so) on the metafilter front page. It's a browser bug.
posted by majick at 4:39 PM on January 15, 2004

I see this sometimes on all MeFi pages and is fixed by a refresh (Firebird 0.7/XP). I always figured it was just Gremlins.
posted by dg at 5:20 PM on January 15, 2004

I've been using firebird daily since .5 or so and have never seen it. Check the source the next time to see if things are really doubled up.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:52 PM on January 15, 2004

It's not evident in the source -- it's a rendering/painting bug (which is why occluding and exposing the window 'fixes" it) and even then it doesn't happen on every box. Strangely enough, though, I've never seen it on other sites. It only seems reproducible with your layout.
posted by majick at 7:58 PM on January 15, 2004

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