Compton tips, tricks, configs


I rarely use compton - typically just for drop shadows, and until the other day had no idea it could dim the inactive windows:

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the lines to adjust in the compton.conf:

inactive-dim = 0.2;
inactive-dim-fixed = true;

makes for a nice, non-blingy effect with no discernible hit to the resources.

hat tip to #! user orionthehunter who displayed this in his recent screenshot.
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nice touch their. Looks really good.


Is this called 'necroposting'?
Man, I LOVE Compton!!!  Fluxbox is such a simple, low maintenance, beautiful desktop, that (IMO) your crazy if you don't use it.  Seriously!  ;D  Then you add in Compton, W O W!!!  So far this is my favorite .compton.conf that I've setup and used.  (well, I say 'setup' facetiously as it is copied and pasted together from others I've found online.)  This one though, it makes the float in Fluxbox really 'float'!  Some scrots below as well...

# Shadow
shadow = true; # Enabled client-side shadows on windows.
no-dock-shadow = true; # Avoid drawing shadows on dock/panel windows.
no-dnd-shadow = true; # Don't draw shadows on DND windows.
clear-shadow = true; # Zero the part of the shadow's mask behind the window (experimental).
shadow-radius = 12; # The blur radius for shadows. (default 12)
shadow-offset-x = -30; # The left offset for shadows. (default -15)
shadow-offset-y = -30; # The top offset for shadows. (default -15)
shadow-exclude = [ "n:e:Notification", "g:e:Synapse", "g:e:Conky", "n:w:*Firefox*", "n:w:*Chromium*", "class_g ?= 'Xfce4-notifyd'", "class_g ?= 'Xfce4-power-manager'"];

# Fading
#fading = true; # Fade windows during opacity changes.
#fade-delta = 5; # The time between steps in a fade in milliseconds. (default 10).
#fade-in-step = 0.03; # Opacity change between steps while fading in. (default 0.028).
#fade-out-step = 0.03; # Opacity change between steps while fading out. (default 0.03).
# no-fading-openclose = true; # Fade windows in/out when opening/closing

#detect-rounded-corners = true;
### highlighted top window rest dimmed
inactive-dim = 0.2;
inactive-dim-fixed = true;

# Window type settings
  tooltip = { fade = true; shadow = true; };

This first scrot is just to show the "raised off the desktop" kind of look...

This one also just shows the "floating" windows above the desktop...

The arrow on the left is pointing at how even the 'tooltips' pop out at you...

Another shot of how well the menu's float above their parent window...
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