Xorg Transparency :)

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  1. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    And hot damn... I can't believe I put it off this long
    <img src="http://weezernerds.com/pics/Screenshot.png"></img>






    What you see above is gnome 2.8.2 with the emacs green gtk2 theme (gnome-look.org) and a sweet pic of Shikoku, South Honshu taken from a space shuttle as the desktop background.


    I'll post more screens soon :m:


    If you have any shots showcasing this feature, please share.
     
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  3. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    One more for the night:
    <img src="http://weezernerds.com/pics/Screenshot-3.png"></img>

    [ The movie 'Pirates of Silicon Valley' in a transparent mplayer ]
     
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  5. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I have Xorg 6.8.2 and KDE 3.4.0 , but I don't use transparency apart from panels and menus, because such browser/general window transparency seriously disturbs my reading/writing experience, i.e., it lowers my efficiency and annoys a bit.
    Looks cool though, I agree

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  7. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    It depends really.

    The background is relaxing, and the font colour is perfect for keeping my attention. But I'd agree for anyone using brighter themes.
     
  8. glaucon tending tangentially Moderator

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    That is wicked!
    Is that simply transparency on your browser revealing to your desktop?
    I'm also wondering if you have to run that app. as part of a skinning/theming app or can it run as a stand-alone? I have my own theme I like, but if I could make my browser transparent I'd be all over that.
     
  9. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    Are you using *nix?

    Do you have a decent video card (prefferably nvidia?)

    If so, its pretty easy. The latest version of xorg has something called a composite extension. First you turn it on in the configuration file, then you use two programs to get effects out of it: xcompmgr and trannset. Transset is the program used to set transparency, and yes, its true transparency. In other words, you can see the windows behind the browser and anything occuring in them at real time. ( so yes, what you see in both pictures is the desktop )

    The hack used to adjust transparency is also nice -- you hold the control button down and move the mouse scroll wheel to a desired transparency.

    Unfortunately, it can't be run on windows, but the nvidia drivers allow for similar effects (crappy compared to these shots.)
     
  10. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I got my ATi card working with 3d acceleration+all the rest on *nix too.
    Unfortunately it still needs some manual hand editing (not for newbies).
     
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