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How to make the border transparent?

asked 2013-05-02 04:44:29 +0000

acgtyrant gravatar image

I want to be like this

Thank you!

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answered 2013-05-02 18:17:37 +0000

joepd gravatar image

i3 focusses on being maximally useful. While other tiling window managers might include wasting pixels in their development goals, i3 is not one of them.

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Are you main developer of i3?

acgtyrant gravatar imageacgtyrant ( 2013-05-05 02:34:59 +0000 )edit

No, I am not. But this is not the first time the subject came up (mailing list, irc, bug tracker?).

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-05-05 09:04:10 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-05-04 17:53:17 +0000

Use a compositor, I use compton personally.

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I do not understand what are you saying. Dost compositor relate to it?

acgtyrant gravatar imageacgtyrant ( 2013-05-05 02:34:27 +0000 )edit

You can make borders transparent with a compositor, and menus and title bars and whole windows when they're focused unfocused.

gehidore gravatar imagegehidore ( 2013-05-07 05:13:44 +0000 )edit

So it is a compositor windows manager, but I lost interesting in it at right. But thanks anyway.

acgtyrant gravatar imageacgtyrant ( 2013-05-07 08:54:00 +0000 )edit

A compositor is just the tool that allows you to make these EYE CANDY changes... it's not your window manager it's just a tool.

gehidore gravatar imagegehidore ( 2013-05-07 17:38:07 +0000 )edit

I tried compton with option "-e" (targets transparency of titles and borders) but nothing happens. Could it be that compton "fails" to recognize those window elements in i3? Did anyone succeed this way?

Man from Mars gravatar imageMan from Mars ( 2014-10-02 14:23:53 +0000 )edit

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