Temporary KColorScheme change - hard-code some state colors

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Fri Sep 14 16:40:36 BST 2007

On Friday 14 September 2007 17:11, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > On Friday 14 September 2007 16:58, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> >> Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> >>> And finally, KWin can do this, the style doesn't have to. Blurring,
> >>> desaturating or darkening inactive windows seems a (compositing)
> >>> windowmanager job to me.
> >>
> >> No, it can't.
> >>
> >> - kwin has to ignore certain windows, these will be inconsistent without
> >> the palette trick.
> >> - kwin can't do effects with foregrounds because it doesn't know what
> >> foregrounds are, it just has a big ol' pixmap of the whole window
> >> - what about other wm's?
> - kwin effects either aren't coded, or don't work on my x-server

I don't give a damn about that. I just don't want large areas of gray to 
darken and lighten when I switch windows. Or change colors. It draws 
attention to the widgets, which is exactly something I'm definitely not 
interested in. I'm working on documents, not buttons, scrollbars and dialog 

> > The very idea of changing the palette of the widgets of inactive windows
> > is really, completely, utterly, indefensibly wrong.
> Then... why is there Inactive in QPalette::ColorGroup? :-)

I haven't got a clue, I can't mind-read. But I cannot think of anything 
actually useful to do with that.

Boudewijn Rempt 
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