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Visual artifacts while opening/closing/resizing windows #3537

omen-x opened this Issue Dec 1, 2018 · 1 comment


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omen-x commented Dec 1, 2018

I'm submitting a…

[x] Bug
[ ] Feature Request
[ ] Documentation Request
[ ] Other (Please describe in detail)

Current Behavior

When I'm opening/closing/resizing windows(tiling mode) there is some kind of visual artifacts(tearing) appearing for a moment.

Expected Behavior

More seamless behavior without artifacts

Reproduction Instructions

Resize tiling windows via keyboard.
Open/close GUI applications


Output of i3 --moreversion 2>&-:

i3 version: 
Binary i3 version:  4.16 (2018-11-04) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors
Running i3 version: 4.16 (2018-11-04) (pid 16689) abort…)
Loaded i3 config: /home/omen-x/.config/i3/config (Last modified: Sat 01 Dec 2018 05:55:34 PM MSK, 6691 seconds ago)

The i3 binary you just called: /usr/bin/i3
The i3 binary you are running: i3

i3 config

- Linux Distribution & Version: Arch Linux x86_64 / 4.19.4-arch1-1-ARCH
- Are you using a compositor (e.g., xcompmgr or compton): compton, also tried xcompmgr
- GPU: Radeon RX550


What I already tried:

  • different values in the compton.conf, enabling/disabling compton
  • switching between 75/60 refresh rate
  • running i3 inside Mate also produces the issue
  • In GNOME(without i3) I don't have the issue
  • With awesome wm the issue also can't be reproduced and layout/windows updates more seamless
  • Tried different video drivers/configs

I've found related ticket, and i understand that the problem probably related to GPU, but with Awesome wm I don't have this problem

@i3bot i3bot added the bug label Dec 1, 2018


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i3bot commented Dec 1, 2018

I don’t see a link to Did you follow (In case you actually provided a link to a logfile, please ignore me.)

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