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Old 12-16-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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Transparent window-border?


Is it possible to get it on SLED 10 with KDE? Any ideas or how-to's around?
 
Old 12-16-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
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I hope it will come with its DVD itself.

goto yast -> software management and search for kde and install it.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 07:18 AM   #3
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I got KDE, but not transparent window-borders - that's what I need, not KDE
 
Old 12-16-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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I'm using the crystal window deco from www.kde-look.org. It makes pseudo-transparency using a clip that it makes from the desktop. Is that what you're looking for?
 
Old 12-16-2006, 03:15 PM   #5
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They seem to be available if you have some kind of 3D effects provider? Or can they be installed without it?
 
Old 12-16-2006, 03:29 PM   #6
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This is the one I mentioned:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=13969

I have seen some that require hardware accelleration, composite extensions, etc, but this one doesn't. That's one of it's strengths that makes it popular.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 03:51 PM   #7
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If you want the compviz effects you have in kde to work in kde as well, then google with the terms: cool solutions suse compiz xgl kde

If it is the kde window transparency effects you want then add
Code:
Section "Extensions"
  Option        "Composite" "on"
EndSection
to xorg.conf and enable effects in kde. You can access the configuration by right clicking on a kde window border or through KMenu -> Personal Settings -> Desktop -> Window Behavior -> Translucency.

However, I've found that this slows down performance to an unacceptable level.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 06:14 PM   #8
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I installed Beryl/Compiz and my computer is already being slower. I will remove it asap. The crystal window decoration did not slow down my computer, so I will stick to that one.

In fact: My whole system is slower now, even after I removed Beryl/Compiz What have I done now...!?

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