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I have just installed eclipse in Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm noticing the menus (in the application's menubar) are slow to render and disappear. I have not explored many more aspects of the program as this just put me off completely. Is this a known issue and is there anything I can do to fix it as I know eclipse to be a very good application.

Possibly a Java issue?

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Sounds like it could be a graphics/compiz/java three-way bug. What graphics card are you using? –  Oli Oct 26 '11 at 1:05
    
Radeon HD 6670 - no issues with any other program though. Compiz too. –  Switchkick Oct 26 '11 at 1:11
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You could try installing the oracle jvm/jdk. It tends to have better performance especially in graphics –  Anarci Oct 26 '11 at 21:32
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I have this issue too. My card is a Radeon HD 4250. –  caarlos0 Jan 4 '12 at 11:03
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The Eclipse package as shipped by Ubuntu has native window rendering disabled to work around a (now fixed) bug in GDK.

See : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eclipse/+bug/769277

I suspect that this may also cause slow rendering, so try this ;

sudo gedit /usr/bin/eclipse and remove or comment out the line (with a hash character)

GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=true

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I have no /usr/bin/eclipse, ubuntu 12.10. I installed from their website, not with apt, and actually, there are no installation. Still same problem –  Wilhelmsen Nov 11 '12 at 20:58
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