[compiz] state of blur plugin

David Reveman davidr at novell.com
Wed Feb 14 05:50:59 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 10:45 -0700, Mike Cook wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Feb 6, 2007 at  6:02 PM, David Reveman wrote:
> > Some additional options have been added to the decorators which allow
> > you to make any translucent decorations blur what's behind them.
> > Applications can also use the hint recognized by the blur plugin to
> > specify blurred regions.
> Would it make sense to add an option to the blur plugin to specify windows
> (types, or maybe by some window picker method) to enable alpha blur on
> by default, instead of making the application do it?  Maybe it should work
> this way already and it just isn't for me, but currently my gnome-terminal
> is transparent but not blurred (though decorations are) unless I enable it
> with the blurset utility you made available.
> > I've added two small utility programs to git.compiz.org:
> > 
> > git.compiz.org/blurset
> > and
> > git.compiz.org/blurdemo
> > 
> > blurset, is similar to transset except that it allow you turn on/off
> > blur behind translucent parts of any application window.
> > 
> > blurdemo, is just a simple gtk example app that uses the blur support
> > provided by the blur plugin.
> I like the look of your blurdemo window, very nice.  Anyway, I noticed two
> odd little things which are illustrated in the following images:
> http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/m1kecook/Compiz/blur_selectunder.png
> http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/m1kecook/Compiz/blur_unminimize.png

btw, I've updated the blurdemo a bit with proper WM icon and shadow
generated by libdecoration.

- David

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