Author Topic: How to disable the window transition fade effect in Openbox?  (Read 1850 times)

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Offline wulftone

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I don't know when it happened, but recently my windows started doing a fading transition when I alt+tab or switch desktops... I'm not sure how to disable this because I don't see any config in openbox for this.  I'm assuming some update set some new default option... Anyone know how to get rid of it?

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Re: How to disable the window transition fade effect in Openbox?
« Reply #1 on: 21. March 2016, 15:55:01 »
i'm assuming you are using compton?  try comton-conf from the aur to edit compton effects.

I'm not aware of any fade effects available in ob by default.  Did you install compiz with openbox somehow?

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Re: How to disable the window transition fade effect in Openbox?
« Reply #2 on: 03. April 2016, 20:15:40 »
i'm assuming you are using compton?  try comton-conf from the aur to edit compton effects.

I'm not aware of any fade effects available in ob by default.  Did you install compiz with openbox somehow?

Ahh thanks for the tip.  It's been so long I'd forgotten about compton.  It seems they added some new defaults.  My ~/.config/autostart had compton -CGb in it.  I checked out compton -h and found the --no-fading-openclose switch.  It must be new in compton.  Works like a charm.  Thanks!  I never would have figured this out without your clue.

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Re: How to disable the window transition fade effect in Openbox?
« Reply #3 on: 04. May 2016, 21:08:04 »
Curiosity has me. While we wait for a torch-bearer, lets discuss a little more.
What are others looking for in an openbox version?
To me, I feel Openbox should be similar to Net but with desktop. I just think Openbox people wany to customize a lot, but don't like the bloat of other flavours.
But I'm only speculating.

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Re: How to disable the window transition fade effect in Openbox?
« Reply #4 on: 04. May 2016, 21:16:47 »
Openbox with effects is defeating the object, I see the point of compton -C  if their are tearing issues apart from that no point.
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Re: How to disable the window transition fade effect in Openbox?
« Reply #5 on: 05. May 2016, 05:22:31 »
Truly, Mandog has it right.  Openbox is a minimal windowmanager.  Deliver a minimal desktop with no bells or whistles and those who want to add them can.  Just make sure usb drives automount when inserted and that there is a menu that has the basics installed for manjaro.  No tint2 no compton no plank no conky no thing but a wallpaper with the manjaro logo on it.

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Re: How to disable the window transition fade effect in Openbox?
« Reply #6 on: 05. May 2016, 06:59:01 »
Truly, Mandog has it right.  Openbox is a minimal windowmanager.  Deliver a minimal desktop with no bells or whistles and those who want to add them can.  Just make sure usb drives automount when inserted and that there is a menu that has the basics installed for manjaro.  No tint2 no compton no plank no conky no thing but a wallpaper with the manjaro logo on it.
shhhh...dont mention wallpaper around mandog :P