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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: trans-follow xcb port: opacity follows focused window Reply with quote

hi there!
I got around to play with compositing and transparency within openbox these days.
xcompmgr and transset-df do a great job for their respective case.
though, using the latter more dynamic would be great.

I found out about trans-follow to be quite neat.
though, seeing its dependency on python + pygtk + libwnck-python is too much for this task. :o
so, I started porting it to xcb. it works quite well for now.

http://code.google.com/p/gekis-playground/source/browse/trunk/scripts/trans_follow_xcb.c
- how to execute is written in the file header

a link to an example video; better than any description.
http://linuxmintdebian.blogspot.com/2010/02/trans-follow-transparent-fading-windows.html

half-baked features
· preliminary ignore list to skip transparency on some windows available ( programs like: gimp, gqview, mplayer, vlc, etc. )
[ checking WM_CLASS attribute; needs something better ]

bugs
none known

I wonder if there are any other simple xcb based tools doing this already?!


well, I am not a C programmer, so if you are and feel like improving coding style,
adding features or fixing bugs, please let me know about it. thank you!


have fun!


changelog
version 0.1.1
· fix: MPlayer2: massive frame drops

version 0.1
· first release
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version 0.1.1
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