Feature Request: Alpha Channels

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Brodingo
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Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by Brodingo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:35 am

specifically for the background colors, also, maybe an option for keeping the window on top of other windows?

running os x 10.6 and i just want to replicate terminal pro theme as best as possible.

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Re: Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by tsuujin » Tue May 18, 2010 2:04 pm

Seems like having to calculate alpha channels on the fly would introduce a slowdown.

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Re: Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by Vadi » Tue May 18, 2010 3:25 pm

Alpha channels for what exactly?

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Re: Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by Brodingo » Wed May 19, 2010 3:44 am

Apologies if I wasn't specific enough. This is what I was referring to though:

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Having the background color with an alpha channel (and possibly also being able to stay on top of windows) is quite handy for mudding so it doesn't rob you of all your screen real estate.

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Re: Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by tsuujin » Wed May 19, 2010 5:20 am

would this present an inherent problem with the way user windows are displayed?

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Re: Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by Vadi » Wed May 19, 2010 10:53 am

I don't know. Coming from Linux, where this kind of functionality is built-in and can be used for any type of window:
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I'm not really convinced it's the programs job to have window management functions.

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Re: Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by Denarii » Wed May 19, 2010 3:41 pm

I believe Heiko has said before that it's not available for performance reasons.

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Re: Feature Request: Alpha Channels

Post by Vadi » Wed May 19, 2010 4:06 pm

I think that was for miniconsoles to have transparency, although the same could applied here I guess.

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