Shared OSD Service for KDE

Tomaz Canabrava tcanabrava at
Wed May 12 19:32:28 BST 2010

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Stefan Majewsky
<kdemailinglists at> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 12. Mai 2010, 17:49:18 schrieb Aaron J. Seigo:
>> what if we put the OSD display into kwin? then, at least when compositing
>> is on, kwin could display the OSD without actually creating a new window,
>> just be painting it directly using a composite plugin?
> That won't work because KWin disables compositing when a window is in
> fullscreen mode (this "unredirecting" massively speeds up rendering of
> fullscreen videos, for example).
> I can confirm this behavior because I have the BeClock that Todd mentioned,
> and it disappears when I have Dragon Player in fullscreen mode, because KWin
> turns off compositing and therefore does not trigger the BeClock effect any
> more.

"in the non-compositing case, then it could fallback to a regular window?"

> Greetings
> Stefn

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