composite manager

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Sat Jan 21 23:44:59 CET 2006

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Carl Bolduc wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed xfce4 svn snapshot and I'm amazed by it, specially the panel. I
> would like to use the composite manager, but only to get transparency in the
> panel. I love the fact that it's transparent and becomes opaque on mouse
> over. But when I enable composite feature, I also get drop shadows on
> windows. It looks good but it makes moving windows very un-fluid. Is there
> hidden option to disble these shadows?

The compositor pretty much requires a recent and fast video card with
good X render extension acceleration support.  For now that pretty much
means nvidia (with the binary driver), or ATI.  See:
for details and tips.

> And if I may suggest, it would be great to have the option to render window
> decors transparent, I've tried it under kde and it's usefull and beautiful.

I assume you mean translucent instead of transparent, though I guess
either way could be useful.  Neat idea.


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