Is there any way to make the OSD really transparent (e.g. with composite extension)

Mats Ahlgren mats_a at MIT.EDU
Sat Sep 2 03:41:33 UTC 2006

I know what you're talking about; it's somewhat annoying that you get graphical artifacts when you scroll with a translucent OSD display.

This also occurs with other apps like Katapult, and with semitransparent menus in KDE -- it seems to be a KDE shortcoming.
There is also the problem that even if you got the soon-to-be-deprecated kompmgr to work with it, the text would be just as transparent as the window, making it hard to read if you set the transparency below 70% of so.

However, there's hope! --
There are plans to give KWin compositing and OpenGL support to make KWin as clean as OS X.
Thus, I think it would be best to wait and make sure that they address this issue.


On Friday 01 September 2006 08:47, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Hi,
> Anyone got a patch/method for achieving this?
> I guess you could use something devilspie/compiz-quinnstorm state plugin 
> or similar but I don't think there is anything to identify the OSD 
> specifically in the window title (e.g. it doesn't start "Amarok - OSD" 
> or something) and thus no way to create a rule to set transparency.
> Anyone got any ideas on this?
> Col.
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