comments from a user -- #305

Subject: comments from a user -- #305
From: Robert Sievers (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 15:50:26 CST

This was sent in, and I thought I would pass it along. This user is
referring to various manifestations of bug #305, but I am not sure whether
this particular problem has a reasonable solution. If it does, does
somebody want to claim it. If not, let me know and I will close it as

>To the Abiword team,
>I have tested Abiword. These are the reasons I will not use Abiword.
>Hope those problems will be corrected, because it seems that abiword
>could be a good program. Everyone is still waiting for a good GPL word
>1. Abiword should not install its color map; it's horrible. Whenever my
>mouse goes out/in from the abiword window, the colors change. There
>should be an option to stop abiword installing its color map. Or find
>another solution but your program cannot be used because of this
>2. I guess you know those two problems. The abiword scrolling is awfully
>slow, and the curser leaves a trail on the screen whenever the screen
>scrolls up or down.
>3. Another problem : whenever you click several times on the arrow to
>select another type font (Times New Roman or Arail, etc) the screen
>flashes. This problem exist in other situations.
> Well, there are other minor problems, but these are the main ones.
>Please tell me if you take note of this problems and if there's already
>a way to correct it (command line options for example) or when you will,
>I hope, correct it.
> Thank you.
> A user, Zampelli Stéphane.

Robert Sievers
Open Source Evangelist

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