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[wmx] Frame focus strangeness with transparent windowsAn Thi-Nguyen Le
- Thu Jul 06 18:18:50 2000
This has been a strangeness in (as far as I can remember) all versions
of wmx and possibly wm2 as well.
There's a transparent term that works without a special root program
(well, the new version 0.4.0 does) called aterm. Now that it's
cleared up some issues with scrollbars and suchlike, I'm using it more
and wondering about something more, which is that for a transparent
aterm, the focus frame isn't drawn right even when it is in focus; more
specifically speaking, only its black outline is drawn. This is
somewhat neat and somewhat disturbing at the same time. I've been
scanning the Border.* files but I don't find any obvious leads (and
I don't have much experience with X11 programming, which probably
Here are two screenshots of aterm, one without transparency and one
with it. The black outline in the latter is most visible in the flame.
Aterm has got some other problems with it, such as the cursor changing
colors with the color of the text, but if it ever gets past that it
would be a Neat Thing.
Plus this is just weird. Why would aterm's transparency rub off on the
window fixtures (so to speak)?
An Thi-Nguyen Le
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