XCompositeNameWindowPixmap vs using window directly

adlo adloconwy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 21:48:25 CET 2016

I am writing a window switcher application using GTK, Cairo, and Xlib that shows previews of windows.

Assuming that I don't want to save the window's image for later use, what are the advantages of using XCompositeNameWindowPixmap () compared to simply using the X11 Window directly?



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