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Old 08-26-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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Xorg translucency makes kde menus hard to see


Hi, I set up the X.org composite extension yesterday and was happy with how everything worked when I got KDE to work with transparent windows and drop shadows (which was surprisingly easy). However, after I disabled the special effects on all the menus, I found that it was still very difficult to see the menu contents because it's "translucent". Is there any way I can change the opacity of the menus?

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Old 08-26-2006, 06:04 PM   #2
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In the KDE control center, under the "Appearance & Themes > Style > effects" tab, there are controls for menu translucency, including a slider for opacity. It's activated when you set "menu effect" to translucent. If you want to only have translucency without other effects, I think you have to disable all the other effects individually. At least that's what I do.

I personally find that anything less than 85-90% opaque is annoyingly hard to read when the menus overlap text. I suppose it depends on the menu font though.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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That's not exactly my problem. Because I have the X.org composite extension and translucency enabled in KDE, the menus for some reason seem to be translucent. I've tried going into Appearance & Themes > style > effect and disabling all the effects but the menus are still translucent.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 01:58 PM   #4
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Well, sorry then. That's the only place I know for controlling the translucency of menus. It works for me, but then I don't use many fancy effects on my desktop.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 06:05 PM   #5
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Try right clicking on the title bar. You can then access, Opacity and Configure window behavior. I'v set my translucency setting to.
Active windows off (you can change opacity with a right click on title bar)
Inactive windows on 75%
Moving windows off
Dock windows on 75%

Shadows off
Effects off.

Works well for me. hope it helps.
 
  


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