Window previews in xfwm4
sonal.santan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 14:33:23 CET 2015
The previews of minimized windows are greyed out. xfwm4's tabwin already
has that feature and it works for previews as well.
On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:41 AM, Steve Dodier-Lazaro <sidnioulz at gmail.com>
> On 11 January 2015 at 01:25, Sonal Santan <sonal.santan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have upstreamed my changes for window previews to
> https://github.com/sonals/xfwm4.git for folks to try out.
> > There is one bug I am still trying to track down -- occasionally, the
> preview comes out as blank for a minimized window.
> > I capture the previews of windows which are about to be minimized inside
> unmap_win() hook of the compositor. Is this
> > the correct location for capturing the previews of windows which are
> about to be minimized?
> What about actually displaying the app's icon for minimised windows so
> they can be distinguished and/or some greyed out thumbnail? There's a risk
> that the thumbnail is "out of date" after all.
> On 11 January 2015 at 15:24, Stephan Haller <nomad at froevel.de> wrote:
>> Do you think it will be possible (in the
>> future) to access this preview images publically? E.g. via a function
>> call or via DBUS or any other fancy interface?
> Maybe the tumbler thumbnailer API could be reused to that end? You'd need
> a place to store thumbnails, ideally you could make xfwm4 tell the tumbler
> daemon to store a thumbnail and give tumbler the ability to serve existing
> thumbnails? Not sure how that'd be performance wise though.
> Steve Dodier-Lazaro
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