Tachistoscopic presentation of saccadic stimulus sequences to fixating subjects produced saccadic suppression curves only when the pre- and postsaccade fixation fields were structured. Displacement in the sense either of movement of the intrasaccade display or of change from pre-to postsaccade fixation field was not required. Variation of intrasaccade displays from contours moving at saccadic rates to a stationary gray field had no effect. When one structured field immediately followed another, the change of sensitivity mimicked suppression, but an interposed grayout magnified the loss and therefore probably reduced carryover from the first fixation field. Interposed grayout also delayed recovery but reduced the latency of detection of information from the postfield, so that it appears to have reduced stimulus overload from the sudden presentation of the second field.