When I open my text editor and try to write there this is happening.
What should I do?
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Just solved this issue after months of annoyance, by removing the line
run_im xim from
~/.xinputrc thanks to the people commenting on Ubuntu's issue tracker at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+bug/1620806
I have another line there for disabling the touch screen but that one is fine.
Now why would the setting of the input method handler affect the background redrawing, I can't even imagine.