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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] twin modifications

From: Ilya Chernykh <anixxsus@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:43:11 +0400
On Tuesday 14 February 2012 00:07:57 Timothy Pearson wrote:

> > I suspect this patch was introduced before the final KDE 3.5.10 was
> > released, when KDE still had no shadow function in kwin.
> I do agree that if shadow code has been duplicated, the broken code should
> be removed.  I seem to remember KDE 3.5.10 having badly broken shadows,
> though at this distance I could be mistaken.
> Actually, with all the repairs I made to kompmgr, and given the inherent
> bugginess of the non-composited kwin shadow code, I'd like to see the
> non-composited shadows removed altogether.  Non-composited fading has a
> similar problem IIRC, although I have not tested it as I run kompmgr
> exclusively on my systems.

Those shadows in KDE3.5.10 I think, in fact, composited. They work satisfactory for me.

The original shadows have an extensive settings dialog in kcontrol and more features
than those from Chakra project. For example the shadows can be set to appear or not when resizing and moving windows.
Those shadows from Chakra are not displayed when moving windows.

The original shadows also can be enabled separately for menus, active and non-active windows, and their size also 
can be set separately. There is also an option for different shadow color.

And this is how the shadows look like: