[olug] Setting window transparency with focus

Kevin sharpestmarble at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 23:09:55 UTC 2014

How about the focus follows mouse and bringing the focused window to the
top? That probably doesn't solve some use case, but I'm having a hard time
thinking of what it is.
On Jan 8, 2014 9:21 AM, "Obi-Wan" <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> Howdy all,
> At work, we recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 running gnome 2 on our
> desktop machines to Debian 7 running xfce.  In the old setup, I'd been
> running compiz, and had it configured with focus-follows-mouse so that if a
> any windows were in front of the actively focus window, those unfocused
> windows would go transparent so I could see the focused window through
> them.  They would not be transparent unless they were blocking the in-focus
> window.
> I'd grown rather attached to that feature, but I can't find any way to
> replicate it under xfce at work or even under Ubuntu 13.10's KDE at home.
>  Both allow me to make out-of-focus windows transparent all the time, but
> not only when occluding the in-focus window.
> I've been unable to find any solutions via google.  Do any of you have any
> ideas on how to make this happen?  Are there aftermarket compositors that
> provide this functionality and can be used in xfce or KDE?
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