[xmonad] Re: XMonad.Hooks.FadeInactive with floating windows

Justin Bogner mail at justinbogner.com
Fri Nov 20 09:32:53 EST 2009

This seems generally useful, so I'm sending your idea and patch to the
xmonad mailing list. It's best to send ideas about xmonad/xmonad-contrib
improvements there, so they get a wider audience.

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Jasper van der Jeugt
<jaspervdj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently installed the XMonad.Hooks.FadeInactive into my xmonad.hs. I
> think it is very usable, altough there is one drawback: floating windows.
> I (and most people, I think) use floating windows mostly for many-window
> applications like, for example, the GIMP. In the GIMP, you wouldn't want a
> window to become transparent, since you want a clear view of your image,
> even when you're clicking around in the toolbox window.
> I therefore propose to add a Query that returns true if the window is
> unfocused, and in the tiling layer. I attached the code as a diff. I'd like
> to know what you think.
> Kind regards,
> Jasper Van der Jeugt
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