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[Bug 988485] Re: Abiword is slow to update the document when typing


** Description changed:

  When I write any text in Abiword, there is a slight lag before updating
  on my screen.
  Steps to reproduce:
  1. Launch Abiword
  2. Press any keys in rapid succession, for example 123, and the text 123 should appear without any lag, and at the time every single key is released.
  What happened instead:
  1. 123 appear on screen, but with a slight lag. Instead of printing 1 then 2 then 3 at the pace I release the keys, the program lags for a split second and then print "123" as if it was in one stroke. It feels like the lag is somewhere around .5 seconds.
  Using gedit, libreoffice or googleoffice (or any other program) I get
  the expected result.
  I noticed that the problem is less when not having the window maximized.
  For example:
  When pressing and holding the arrow key in maximized mode, the marker disappear until I release it, having traveled down the line without showing me how the marker jumps over the letters.
  When doing the same thing i a smaller sized window, the marker is visible the entire time, showing me how it jumps over the letters.
  This suggests that the problem might in some way be related to Unity.
  WORKAROUND: This bug does not appear in Unity 2D.
  WORKAROUND: Use LibreOffice.
+ WORKAROUND: Disable compiz.
  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: abiword 2.9.2+svn20120213-1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Wed Apr 25 20:46:06 2012
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/abiword
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: abiword
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => New

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