Re: [Usability] My take on Nautilus must-fix proposal

Maciej Stachowiak <mjs noisehavoc org> writes:
> On 28Oct2001 06:04PM (-0500), Liam Quin wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 11:19:48PM -0700, George wrote:
> > >>
> > >> shows a sample stippled shadow falling on a gnome-terminal.
> > >> They are only OK when the shadow is fairly small.
> > > 
> > > This is pretty nice.  It think this would work quite nicely.  May not be
> > > as good as alpha blending where you could get all fancy, but it's nice clean
> > > and gets the point across.
> > 
> > It actually works very well in practice.  I thought of trying to add it to
> > gtk using a theme, then realised (1) gtk themes couldn't make windows
> > larger, and (2) it belonged in the window manager.  I'd really like a
> > "shadows" option in sawthingy :)
> > 
> I will weep if I have to see stipple shadows on my Linux/GNOME laptop
> next to my beatifully subtle alpha-composited shades on my Mac OS X
> box.

I realized one big issue with using a stipple window: if you click on
the shadow, it doesn't pass through to the window underneath. That
would happen even if we did have alpha blended windows, sadly - we
need "output only" X windows...

I could do shadows in Metacity in half an hour or so I think. ;-) I'm
not currently so inclined however ;-)


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