[PATCH] 3d look for kwin alt-tab window selector aka tabbox

Lucas Murray admin at undefinedfire.com
Sun Jul 20 05:09:01 BST 2008

Basically anything is better than what it is now. However the only
reason why there was no border is because the Oxygen doesn't give
frames with the "plain" style a border unlike every other theme (Try
switching to Plastik or something and the tabbox will have a border).

How does the box look when the background isn't white? What does it
look like in other themes? I'm not 100% sure but I think you will find
that the corners will actually have some glitches due to the rounding.


On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Alexander Dymo <dymo at ukrpost.ua> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to propose to add some 3d-ness to the default alt-tab window selector
> (tabbox) in kwin. The reason is that the tabbox is indistinguishable visually
> from the topmost window if the window has white background (see "before"
> screenshot).
> And I noticed that almost all apps I use - kdevelop, dolphin, kmail and
> firefox have white backgrounds which make it hard to see the alt-tab selector.
> Admitteddly, with desktop effects enabled and window shadow it's a bit better,
> but only a bit (at least for me, - I don't distinguish colors that well).
> What would you say about some 3d shape to the window? Please see the patch and
> "after" screenshot attached.

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