I'm having an issue with elementary OS. Note that I'm totally new to any kind of Linux OS :)

The tooltips on my dock look scrambled:

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What can I do to correct this? Googling didn't help me, probably because I don't know what to search for..

Note: only some tooltips look like this, while others are fine

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    This problem is reported a few times already, I believe it is after the linux-headers-generic-hwe-18.04 updates a few days ago. I am affraid to update it because of that, but can you confirm if the popup problem is on a folders only - do you have it also into single apps? Also, do you have the same problem on the wingpanel(top bar of the os) also?
    – Bo rislav
    Jan 19, 2020 at 15:21
  • The bug appears on folders, and on tabs in Epiphany. Also on certain system items like Multitask View and System Settings. I just recently did a fresh install/update so I guess I have the newest version of everything, including bugs :)
    – foamy
    Jan 19, 2020 at 15:53

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There's a problem with the xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18.04 update of Jan 16 and radeon graphics cards. There are newer versions of the package to download. More explained version of this answer in this post.

Or download the newer packages in here.

  • This solved my issue, many thanks!
    – foamy
    Jan 21, 2020 at 19:18

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