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20 Jan 2006 13:56 chaoticthought

Re: Trouble with root window


> I simply cannot reproduce this: at least

> on my machines, adesklets transparency

> does work fine along WindowMaker.

Oops. My mistake. I realize the problem now; I was using XDirectFB. The problem I described occurs when using the XDirectFB server, but I guess that's not surprising (the server's root window support is considered experimental).

I tried again with Xorg server and it works fine.

17 Jan 2006 17:36 syfou2

Re: Trouble with root window
I simply cannot reproduce this: at least on my machines, adesklets transparency does work fine (http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/images/wmaker_screen.jpg) along WindowMaker.

But it is not the right channel to discuss this further; just come to adesklets community forum (http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/forum/) if you want help.

14 Jan 2006 22:52 chaoticthought

Trouble with root window

Nice program concept. The desklets seems pretty addictive.

Trouble I'm having is that the root window seems to not be detected, so there is no transparency built in to the desklets. For example, the weather desklet looks like it is on top of a black rectangle--not too slick looking. My window manager is WindowMaker and I'm starting adesklets after WindowMaker is running. I'm fairly certain WindowMaker draws its background on the real root window (and not a fake one). But just for kicks, I tried the various switches to adesklets for "fake root window" detection but no success on any of them.

02 Feb 2005 08:36 darkliquid

Sweet, very sweet
I love this program, I'm using the weather applet now actually. It's so much better than the alternatives like gDesklets because of aDesklet's lack of dependancies.

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