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Old 02-09-2019, 07:20 PM   #1
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Abiword ; Window goes black when scrolling.


I just installed Mageia 6 and I have had this issue since Mageia 4. It's pointless to use Abiword because the window goes black where the text is when scrolling. It goes to normal again when you click on to it but for all practical purposed AbiWord has been broken for a few years.

Is there a work around for this or is there an older 64 bit version that is known to work?

Thanks for your expertise.
 
Old 02-09-2019, 08:04 PM   #2
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I have seen this or similar type of issues with abiword also and have since stopped using it. With Mga6, I just installed Libreoffice. Recently I installed Fedora 29 and was able to install only LO Writer.
 
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is there a reason for running a word editor that has not had an update since 2016?
 
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Abiword has had these issues for years. I would have loved to dump Libreoffice and use Abiword + gnumeric but Abiword is so bad it is unuseable for me for the same reason you state.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:02 PM   #5
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I did not know that abiword was dead. I was the last to know that Gnome2 was done for as well. Abiword is such a good opensource application that makes it hard to accept that it could be abandoned. It was light weight and you could have different fonts in the same document. The text editors won't do that.

Thank you for the responses.
 
Old 02-17-2019, 02:28 PM   #6
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Look at your CPU usage -- in my experience when you make AbiWord work 'hard', it hogs CPU, and that's when scrolling fails, either by stalling or blackscreening the window. Does the same if you try to open a document that's long or complex, let alone in some other format. (And the Windows version does the same thing. So it's a core problem.)

If you think AbiWord is bad now, you shoulda seen it when it was young... it could get so slow, it was like working on an XT.
 
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I did not know that abiword was dead. I was the last to know that Gnome2 was done for as well. Abiword is such a good opensource application that makes it hard to accept that it could be abandoned. It was light weight and you could have different fonts in the same document. The text editors won't do that.

Thank you for the responses.
It is indeed sad. I wish for a single "word processing" app, not an entire suite that I will never use. Gnumeric works great as a spreadsheet app for me and I have had to switch to TeX for just documents. TeX isn't bad but takes some getting used to.

I wish someone would revive AbiWord but I think Libreoffice has pretty much taken over and maybe no one cares about having an entire suite of apps. Not like disk space is at a premium these days.
 
  


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