FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.5.0_01"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_01-b08)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_01-b08, mixed mode, sharing)
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
I am using a Geforce 6800 graphics card with the latest (66.93) version graphics driver from nvidia.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
Whenever i start any java program, either as an applet in a webbrowser or standalone, the display becomes blurred. Objects on the screen gets a "shadow" next to it, causing the blur-effect.
Also, it is impossible to playback a video when a java program is running.
Changing the color depth or resolution on the desktop causes the display to go back to normal. This is just a workaround, the bug occurs at any resolution or color depth.
This bug can be reproduced always.
###@###.### 2004-12-31 06:02:15 GMT
From other reports I have seen on this issue, I believe this is caused by the display driver being set to always use anti-aliasing (as opposed to letting hte application determine whether to use this setting). You can control this in the Display Control Panel (go to the Settings Tab, click the Advanced button, and then keep drilling down to find this nVidia-specific control; on my GeForce4 MX this is in a tab entitled "GeForce4 MX 420", where I click the "Additional Properties" button and then configure the "3D Antialiasing Settings" tab pane).
I have not seen this in-house yet because we do not yet have this hardware.
I have tried experiments on both ATI and nVidia cards without seeing this problem yet, so I suspect that it is very hardware- or driver-specific to the 6800 family. The effect I see on the GeForce4 MX card is that when I force antialiasing on (2x, 4x, etc.), any d3d app will be anti-aliased but the desktop itself is not. It seems as though this behavior is different on the 6800, where the entire desktop is anti-aliased instead of just each d3d application.
###@###.### 2005-1-03 17:44:03 GMT
More info from the submitter allowed us to reproduce this in-house: you
must choose the "2xQ" antialiasing option. When you choose this as
your global default on nVidia systems (at least my GeForce4 MX and
a 6800 system), then running Java causes the whole screen to go blurry,
###@###.### 2005-1-05 01:46:17 GMT