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[feature request] active window transparency/opacity


Description sardion 2006-10-08 23:09:52 CEST
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The inactive window transparency is real nice.  It would be great if there was also a setting for the active window opacity.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-10-09 07:50:53 CEST
Frankly, I was against the inactive opacity (even if there was patches submitted), but included it because ppl kept asking for that.

Changing opacity for active windows would definitely kill usability and I really vote against such a functionality.
Comment 2 sardion 2006-10-10 01:29:41 CEST
Certainly it's your prerogative to add/not add features.  But just so you know, 1) i use Mac OS X with WindowShade and have active window at 90% opacity, inactives at ~50% and do the same with KDE/Xgl/Beryl and I find it quite usable, in fact more usable than not, since I can see thru what I am working on to my email, chat, etc.  but that is maybe just me; and 2) I am not sure about a policy of not including options because they kill usability... I mean, xfce is all about choice right?  i can't count how many folks I know tell me that not having a desktop i can put things on, and not having a trash can make my desktop "unusable".

All that said, it is of course up to you and I will continue using this fine desktop environment either way (though I will probably patch in active window transparency myself...).

Thanks for the reply, I am marking this as closed based on your vote against it.

Bug #2389

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Reported on: 2006-10-08
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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