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darkroom view: shortcut Alt+2 can produce a constant flickering / jittering #4286

jade-nl opened this issue Feb 13, 2020 · 1 comment


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@jade-nl jade-nl commented Feb 13, 2020

Describe the bug

In darkroom view: In certain cases using the Alt+2 shortcut to zoom fill an image causes the image area to constantly jitter/flicker (seizure if you want). It can be stopped by using Alt+1 or Alt+3.

To Reproduce

  1. start darktable development version (easier to recreate conditions that lead to this behaviour)
  2. preferences -> GUI options -> show scrollbars for center view should be set to lighttable + darkroom
  3. open a roughly 4:3 image in darkroom view that is larger than the available image area
  4. enable the filmstrip
  5. adjust the height of the filmstrip and/or the side panels to make the image fit nicely. As in: borders around the image are as small as possible and evenly thick on all four sides (see screenshot below)
  6. press Alt+2 (Alt+1 or Alt+3 to stop the jitter)

Expected behavior

Alt+2 to zoom fill the image as advertised.

This shows the layout and borders needed as mentioned in reproducibility step 4:


  • darktable Version:
       Stable 3.0.0
       Development 3.1.0+639
  • OS : Linux - kernel 4.19.0-8-amd64
  • Distro : Debian Buster (rel. 10.3)
  • Graphics card : NVIDIA GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)
  • Graphics driver : NVIDIA x86_64 Kernel Module 390.116
  • OpenCL activated : No
  • Xorg : 7.7+19
  • GTK+ : 3.24.5-1

After confirming the issue I filed this report on behalf of someone else, that user's specs are:

  • darktable version : development 3.1.0-584
  • OS : Linux 4.15.0-76
  • Distro : Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
  • Graphics card : Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • Graphics driver : Nvidia Driver 430.50
  • OpenCL activated : Yes
  • Using X11
  • GTK+ : 3.22.30-1ubuntu4

Additional context

  • I filed this on behalf of someone else who mentioned it on This thread

  • Can you reproduce with another Darktable version?
    Seen in both stable 3.0 and mulitple development versions (+584, +615, +621 and +639)

  • Can you reproduce with a RAW or Jpeg or both?
    Don't think it is relevant but: Yes, seen with both RAW and jpeg images.

  • Is the issue still present using an empty/new config-dir
    Yes, it is. Starting clean (no files in config dir) doesn't change anything.


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@mcv100 mcv100 commented Feb 17, 2020

Can confirm this bug on 3.10+665 on Windows 10, with OpenCL activated on an AMD RX 480.

I don't need most of the steps to reproduce (also not the GUI scrollbar setting); just resize the Darktable window untill the unzoomed image fills the grey area (as in the screenshot). Then press Alt + 2 and the jittering starts.

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