Re: Spatial Mode Window Cluttering and Possible Solutions

On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 01:31 -0400, Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> Just use Xorg Composite to slowly fade to transparent parent windows
> when the only action is opening a child folder.  If the user lets them
> decay, they just eventually close (when invisible).  If the user
> interacts with the window, it regains full opacity and stays until the
> user manually closes it.  This both solves the problem and is much more
> intuitive.  If Xorg Composite is not available, disable the behavior.
> Nathaniel

IIRC the method you describe is patented by Apple (I think it was on /.
a while ago). Welcome to the dark ages of unlimited patentability.


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