This seems to be a bug in Java or a misbehaving window manager.
We're simply using a JLabel with an icon and text.
A similar issue was fixed for the contact dialogue of
the software "jitsi 2.2.4603.9615" after my bug report.
You're referring to
Well, we could do the same here, but then the S of your screenshot would
probably be exactly aligned to the left border of the dropdown. And it would
add 5 useless pixels on other - correctly behaving - platforms.
It's not that I wouldn't want this to display properly, but I'm sick of
having to work around these UI glitches that only ever on various
incarnations of Linux window managers and their skins. If anyone else wants
to give this a go anyway: AccountInfoPanel, ConnectionInfoPanel and
AddContactDialog all define their own renderer for the account dropdowns.
This should be one shared class.