EWMH proposal for _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY
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Fri Dec 19 01:36:35 EET 2003
Keith Packard wrote:
>Lars Knoll has asked that a feature from Qt available on Windows and OSX
>be available under X. In those systems, applications may set an overall
>opacity value for their top level windows which the system uses to
>modulate the window content as it is composited to the desktop. Please
>find a proposal for a simple addition to the wm-spec.xml file. I've
>implemented this in xcompmgr and transset, but without window manager
>cooperation, applications won't be able to use this capability as it
>requires reflecting any application window property value up to the frame
>where the composting manager can see it.
Sorry for this all to basic and not helpful question... But I just find
this *too* exiting :-)
If I understand You right, X do now suport semitransparant windows so
the directFB hack with transparent unfokused windows only needs a
windowsmanager to suport it? I have been strongly beleving this was a
directFB hack only.
I love 'fokus folows the mouse', but it needs obvius feedback for where
fokus is. Windows decoration is not *realy* enuf, transparent windows is!
Whith aplication being able to set an opacity this have to be combined.
An example is better then my broken english:
wm: focused window 100% opasity
wm: unfokused window 50% opasity
app: 80% opasity -> focused 80%, unfokused 40%
That sems sane, but might not nessesarly be part of the spec.
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