I don't find anything about this on a search, sorry if asked before.
I run with TraditionalOK theme and Redmond menus. However, this happens even on a Live USB MATE with all default settings.
Using pluma as example.
Long filename where window is wide enough to display it:
Resizing the window smaller where text needs to be abbreviated, note artifacts around 'y' and '/' as well as at the far right next to the minimize box:
Interestingly, there are fewer artifacts when the task is inactive: