Graphical glitch when tint is enabled
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Thu Feb 22 16:58:04 CET 2007
On 22/02/07, Trent Buck <trentbuck at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 11:36:28AM +0100, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> > This can be fixed easily by a window manager that follows the
> > program requested size hints.
> > Low quality window manager directly translates into bad looking
> > output. The fix is a higher quality window manager, not hacks in
> > each and every program (note that urxvt works correctly and fats
> > now, slowing down tinting for bad wms is not acceptable).
> A window manager is allowed to ignore a client's hints; a window
> manager that does so is not so much *bad* as impolite.
> Sometimes there are legitimate reasons to ignore a hint, such as when
> a tiling WM is asked for a specific geometry.
> I grant that I can't think of a reason to ignore this specific hint --
> the resize increment -- other than the WM designer not wishing to go
> to the trouble of implementing support for hints (e.g. tinywm).
> Trent Buck, Student Errant
At least in the case of xfce, the function of the full-screen mode is
to eliminate the window borders and make the contents of the window
cover the entire screen, which is not always a multiple of the cell
size. Whether or not this is a legitimate reason is up to opinion I
I would have to find the tinting code myself to know for sure, so tell
me if I'm wrong, but it would seem to me that fixing this issue should
not slow anything down perceptibly except when the terminal is at such
an improper size.
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