Wayland window transparency

Neal.Kunkle at elektrobit.com Neal.Kunkle at elektrobit.com
Tue Mar 11 05:27:52 PDT 2014


I am currently struggling with transparency on a system with Wayland 1.2 and using the Weston compositor.  I have looked through the documentation and read through previous mails, but I did not find an answer to what I seek.  Can you please let me know if this is possible/ how to interact with Wayland for the following functionality?

What I would like to do:
I would like my window to have an opaque background, such that when objects in my application are transparent, I see through them to the window's background.  This is what is occurring on other systems and I would like to remain consistent across platforms.

What is currently occurring:
When I have transparent objects on my window (meaning low alpha values), I see through the window to whatever is underneath.  If another application is running underneath mine, it will show through transparent places in my window.


Neal Kunkle
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