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Amarok 1.x Scripts by neofreko 4 comments

I was actually on my way to start learning how to create amarok scripts when I stumbled upon yours and now I don't have to! This was exactly what I was looking for. Good job! - Jan 20 2007
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Wallpaper Other by charlee 3 comments

Great! Thanks alot! - Dec 06 2005
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Wallpaper Other by charlee 2 comments

I like... But I would like a 1600x1200 version even more... ;)
- Dec 06 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Thanks! thomas12777 is working on implementing this and getting it included into kde svn. I haven't heard anything about the progress in a while though. - Sep 22 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

I would be happy to have you code it. That would be great! It will probably actually work then... =) - Jul 30 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Yeah that's probably true, I'm not sure either though. I'm gonna have to try and see as soon as I get around to installing Gentoo on my new machine. - Jul 29 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

I looked around a little, and though I couldn't find any good information on ATi's website I found this on the gentoo wiki:

http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Xorg_X11_and_Transparency

It seems that composite does work with the proprietary ATi drivers but enabling it disables direct rendering. - Jul 29 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Hehe, no worries, it was quite clear anyway :)

Hopefully I'll get some time to get the KDE SVN today and start poking around a little...

Great comment, thanks! - Jul 29 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Interesting, I'll check that out and see if it does what I want it to... Thanks for the tip! - Jul 29 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Hehe, I just wrote almost the same sentence as you, regarding the confusion if mistakingly focusing the wrong window, when answering another comment before I saw yours :)

Yeah highlighting on mouseover would be a good idea and the behaviour should not apply to active windows. Maybe even a Ctrl+Click or something like that would be good so that the user definately knows what he/she is doing. - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Ok, now I understood what you meant... :)

As you mentioned, this will not be a feature that would make the taskbar redundant in any way but that really wasn't the intention either. - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Well, the annoying thing for me has only been when I want to focus a new window that is behind another transparent window, where both are visible and it's kind of hard to tell which one is above the other. When an active window fully covers another window you can't see it anyway. The same is true, obviously, with a maximized window (given that active windows are not transparent).

So yeah, when Kedit is activated one cannot focus the windows below it this way. If active windows are configured to be transparent as well, then this idea should apply. However it should be configurable since it might be weird if you click somewhere in the active window, like on a button, and the window below it is raised since its titlebar was directly below the button.

By the way, should I use the word "under" instead of "below" to speak correct English here...? =) - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Thanks, I'll look through the list and then ask some questions there... - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Yeah that's what I think as well. And now when I have transparent windows i find myself focusing the "wrong" window at times since the window that gets the focus was above the window that I actually wanted to focus. - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Wow, I looked at the video and that was really impressive. Think I'll leave that part to someone else though ;) - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Yeah, been using Nvidia for a few years in Linux and they've always been good to me =)

Hope ATI will make an effort to catch up. From what I've read on the net the latest drivers are descent but much is left to be done. - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Yeah that's what I figure... Been looking in the kompmgr code but I don't think that has much to do with controlling the focusing of windows.

Felt hard enough trying to figure out the KDE sources, really not looking forward to start digging in the xorg code... :) - Jul 28 2005
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by AlienNation 30 comments

Aw crap, doesn't ATI support the xcomposite extension? I just bought a new computer with an ATI card (it was a good deal but I couldn't choose the graphics card...). Haven't installed linux on it yet and now I guess I'll be a bit disappointed... Hope they'll get around to improve the drivers a bit more, and soon!

Thanks for the positive feedback though. - Jul 28 2005