Opinion about transparent window decoration

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SteelRage
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Opinion about transparent window decoration

Post by SteelRage » Fri Feb 02, 2007 13:21

Hi there to everyone.
Because it's my post on this area of the forum, I wanted to congratulate with all the sabayon artists. Your theme rocks :)

After fresh install, I had something I didn't like too much (when using Beryl): the transparent window decorations.
When having multiple overlapped windows open without focus, it made very confusing to understand what window to choose, because the fonts of overlapping title bars become unreadable ;)

I'm using a Radeon 9000, for which the beryl plugin called "blur" doesn't work properly, so I apologize if when using it this problem doesn't exist.
Anyway, I obtained satisfactory results with reducing a bit the transparency of unfocused windows and/or tweaking a bit with colors.

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Post by AmpLiF1eR » Fri Feb 02, 2007 14:33

I always increase the black 'text outline' in the Xristal Theme used by Emerald to make the text more visible ;)

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Post by dyingmuppet » Fri Feb 02, 2007 15:38

Just what AmpLiF1eR says, edit a theme to fit your needs and have your unique sabayon look and feel :P ...
that's my suggestion ;)

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Post by Square Bottle » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:08

Nah, it's good to point this stuff out. Your favorite team of art developers is actually making a new Beryl theme for the next release (cvill specifically is handling it). I'll make sure he sees this so it can sit in the back of his mind when he's making a brand new, Sabytastic theme for Beryl.

And yes. That is my new word. Sabytastic.

Thanks for the compliment, by the way!
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Post by AmpLiF1eR » Sun Feb 11, 2007 13:52

change the Xristal theme like this for example:

http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... uk1og4.jpg

Now the text is much more visible and the theme looks much nicer, just edit the colors to something darker, the 'middle' now shines more too :p
You can also add shadow to it like I did.

(I think the Xristal theme was a great choice)

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