Bizarre applet graphics behaviour on Windows XP
I keep a low-end XP machine with built-in S3 graphics for performance testing and I am experiencing some very strange graphics behaviour with Update 10 and applets.
If the applet calls drawString(), the individual characters of the string are displayed independently and slowly, one after the other like a special effect. Similarly if the applet draws a line, the line can be seen as it gradually extends from left to right in a way reminiscent of another special effect. The end result is that graphics rendering is *extremely* slow and unusable.
I have tried enabling OpenGL but it hasn't helped.
Any idea why this is happening?
And loving it,
-Qu0ll (Rare, not extinct)
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