Re: real transparency (under X11)
My guess to the real transparency is example, take a sound player and
play music so that there is as counter counting down. Move to so that it
is just above your 'K' or gnome foot, and then open the menu. You will
probably notice the time stopped ticking...
Real transparency is when they dont take a snapshot of the area on
screen that will be used when a menu opens and fade it with the menu to
On Sun, 2002-09-01 at 17:00, Kent West wrote:
> Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> >In article <E17lVSlemail@example.com>,
> >Christian Schoenebeck <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>I'm still waiting for the ability to use real transparency. What's the deal
> >>with this anyway? I mean, what is the problem that there's still only pseudo
> >Someone has to design how this fits in with the existing X11
> >protocol, probably develop an extension, then write the code,
> >and invent and document an API for this.
> >Then all applications that want real transparency probably need to
> >be rewritten to take advantage of this.
> >That's not something you do in a day. In fact, it's probably
> >not something you can do in a year.
> I downloaded and burned a KNOPPIX CD this past week (it is way cool, btw
> - higly recommended for demo-ing Linux and for emergency OS needs, like
> for testing Windows-based PCs if you can't get hardware/network working
> or you need to save files to the network on a hosed Windows system,
> etc); I noticed that the KDE3 "K" menu had what I understand to be true
> transparency; at least it was the same type of transparency I've seen on
> Macintosh OS/X.
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