[Xmonad] compositing

Andrea Spada andreaspada.mail at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 20:53:19 EDT 2007

On Sat, 3 Nov 2007 13:29:00 -0400
Devin Mullins <me at twifkak.com> wrote:

Well, this is a very interesting topic. I always wanted a solution to
not only make my unfocused windows transparent (by a customizable
amount), but implementing much advanced compositing
functions, to a definable class of windows, as:

* tinting
* shading
* scaling (ex: master window appear as always, non-master windows as a
	   scaled down version - ala exposé)
* zoom-in, zoom-out

Is a very difficult task to use compiz-fusion, and write special
plugins to use it with xmonad? AIXGL is very powerful and performs
very well, even on non end-line machines.


> On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 12:05:59AM -0500, John S. Yates, Jr. wrote:
> > Unfortunately they appear on every window.  Originally I did not
> > inspect the referenced screenshot carefully enough and so got the
> > mistaken impression that this effect would be dynamic.   That is I
> > expected that only the window with the focus would have a shadow.
> > In a tiled setting this would cause the window losing focus to
> > appear to drop back to the tiled plane and the window receiving
> > focus appear to pop up.
> > 
> > Is such an effect possible?  Has anyone done so?  Any advice or
> > pointers?
> Unfortunately (AIUI) not yet (except in the compiz wm). Soon, though,
> soon...
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