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Old 09-03-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
hikari
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KDE screensaver transparency issue with compiz-fuzion


Hi, i'm using KDE 4.2.4 with Compiz-fusion 0.8.2 on my Mandriva 2009.1 box, and all is working flawlessly except one annoying thing. I have tuned compiz to make my windows and menus partially transparent by adding this line in ccsm (plugin: "Opacity, Brightness and Saturation", "Windows specific settings" in "Opacity" tab):

Code:
(any) & !(type=Menu | PopupMenu | DropdownMenu) & !(class=Firefox)  & !(title=MPlayer) & !(type=Normal & class=Gimp)
So, it works great and all, but I couldn't find an option to turn off transparency for my screensaver (which I can run from terminal by typing ksolarwinds.kss). It's tricky, because, if I add this line to windows-specific settings:

Code:
& !(name = ksolarwinds.kss)
it only makes windowed (e.g. launched from the konsole) screensaver non-transparent. But not in the fullscreen mode. And that's why locking screen become senseless.

I've already tried
Code:
!(name=ksolarwinds.kss & type=fullscreen)
but that didn't worked.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and forgive me for my not-so-good English (if there was any).

Last edited by hikari; 09-03-2009 at 09:39 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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Strange. I had this problem. But a couple of updates later, it went away by itself.
Try the Legacy Fullscreen & QT Window workaround.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
hikari
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GNOME seems to work fine...

Thanks for the reply. I've tried to enable those workarounds, but the problem wasn't solved. When I was googling for solution, I found one for GNOME: seems that adding
Code:
!(name=gnome-screensaver)
to the window rules list solves the problem. Why this doesn't work in KDE ? Also, they are using
Code:
state=fullscreen
which is also ain't working for me (but this could be because that thread is quite old).
 
Old 09-03-2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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I remember solving this in KDE3.5 using name=kdesktop_lock
But seems this file is no longer there for KDE4. Gotta find it's KDE4 incarnation.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 10:40 AM   #5
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Lightbulb [solution found]

Ok, when I messed with settings a bit, I found a solution. You need to enable "Legacy fullscreen support" workaround, but NOT a "Qt Windows fix" workaround (which, for instance, somehow drops the compiz at my system ) AND add
Code:
& !(state=fullscreen)
to the windows opacity rules. That did the trick for me.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction
 
  


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