Feature request: drop shadow
kelvie at telus.net
Sun Apr 2 19:36:14 CEST 2006
Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 4/1/06, Marc Lehmann <schmorp at schmorp.de> wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 08:50:28AM -0800, Kelvie Wong <kelvie at ieee.org> wrote:
>>> I was wondering if there is any chance a drop shadow effect will be
>> The chance is very very near 0. Other programs (like the composite
>> manager) can provide this drop-shadow effect in a more generic way.
> I thought he was referring to text rendering, ala conky. I'd guess it
> just renders the text string twice, with an x,y offset of 1 pixel or
> so. But, I may be terribly wrong.
> Still, I don't see this as a much needed feature.
The rationale behind this is, with the new transparency/alpha blending,
one can essentially set the background to anything they'd like, and the
alpha value to full transparency, but still be able to read the text
under any background.
This or a text outline would be nice; perhaps I could borrow some code
from xosd, conky, or the like; when I have time. I'll get my head
around the urxvt later today... and if not, next Sunday.
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