plasmoidviewer patch

Jacopo De Simoi wilderkde at
Tue Aug 11 20:05:03 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 11 August 2009 19:39:01 Chani wrote:
> On August 11, 2009 06:23:44 Jacopo De Simoi wrote:
> > Taking inspiration from a number of wishes on bko i've come up with a
> >  trivial patch for plasmoidviewer which adds a commandline option which
> >  sets the background of the window to be translucent. This in principle
> >  allows to have a plasmoid floating around on the desktop as a real window,
> >  and looking as nice as a plasmoid (with composite enabled and noborders).
> >  It has the drawback of allowing a user to break plasma, by having
> >  standalone plasmoids which don't belong to regular containments, won't
> >  show up in the dashboard, etc etc. However, I've already seen a couple of
> >  wishes that pretty much requested the ability to break the concept and to
> >  put plasmoids in foreground. Even if I don't feel it useful (although
> >  there's a whole lot of things which I don't feel useful but people use
> >  them on a daily basis) I'd like to hear from you if I should even put it
> >  up on the reviewboard. In my opinion such option would be enough hidden
> >  from the average user and would basically only be used by some diehard
> >  hackers who then will not complain if things don't behave as expected, so
> >  it would be basically harmless.
> ok, put it on reviewboard.
> so long as plasmoidviewer remains useful as a developer tool. :)
> my concern, though, is that this patch will result in requests for more of the 
> same. 

That's precisely my concern too.

> although there are things that could be improved in plasmoidviewer 
> that'd also help developers, I guess.

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