xcompmgr -- Proposal 2: ARGB-window dropoff shadow

Eeri Kask Eeri.Kask at inf.tu-dresden.de
Wed Sep 30 03:33:10 PDT 2009

Am 09/28/2009 11:30 AM, Yann Droneaud schrieb:
> using xcompmgr -c:
> https://quoi.quest-ce.net/data/xcompmgr/xcompmgr-c.jpeg
> using xcompmgr -cA (your patch applied, the shadow is here):
> https://quoi.quest-ce.net/data/xcompmgr/xcompmgr-cA.jpeg
> same content, but borderless window:
> https://quoi.quest-ce.net/data/xcompmgr/xcompmgr-cA-borderless.jpeg
> more: a KDE tooltip with round corner (don't ask me why the window is
> larger than the content, it's should not be needed, it's only waste of
> space, thanks KDE):
> https://quoi.quest-ce.net/data/xcompmgr/xcompmgr-cA-tooltip.jpeg
> So my point is still valid: shadows are bad when they are applied
> around the window (rectangular) and not the content.

Huge thanks for reviewing the patch.

Personally I would prefer the "flat" window variant the least,
especially if everything else is drop-off-shadowed.  The attached
screenshot would look flat too without xcompmgr supporting drop-off
shadows for 32-bit visuals, which simply would be a pity.  Therefore
all in all I thought a rectangular shadow (i.e. currently not taking
into account the window content) sure looks "out-of-style" in a
number of cases, but so do flat windows.   :-)


    Eeri Kask

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