I am using i3wm (specifically i3-gaps) along with albert launcher. I'm observing some weird behavior where there is a large black box behind albert when it is called.
albert should just consist of the rounded rectangular shaped field in the middle of that black box - the black box shouldn't be there.
I haven't seen anyone else reporting this issue in the albert repo, so I imagine this is a configuration issue on my part. I've tried floating other qt applications and don't see this, though. I don't necessarily know if albert is considered a floating window - it's not clear to me how i3 sees it to be honest.
Not sure if useful or relevant, but here's the output from
xprop for the albert window:
_NET_WM_DESKTOP(CARDINAL) = 2 _NET_WM_STATE(ATOM) = _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE, _NET_WM_STATE_STAYS_ON_TOP WM_STATE(WM_STATE): window state: Normal icon window: 0x0 I3_FLOATING_WINDOW(CARDINAL) = 1 _NET_WM_USER_TIME(CARDINAL) = 3249943 WM_TRANSIENT_FOR(WINDOW): window id # 0x1200007 _NET_WM_ICON_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = _NET_WM_ICON(CARDINAL) = Icon (16 x 16): XdndAware(ATOM) = BITMAP WM_NAME(STRING) = "albert" _NET_WM_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "albert — Albert" _MOTIF_WM_HINTS(_MOTIF_WM_HINTS) = 0x3, 0x24, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0 _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE(ATOM) = _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_UTILITY, _KDE_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_OVERRIDE, _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_NORMAL _XEMBED_INFO(_XEMBED_INFO) = 0x0, 0x1 WM_CLIENT_LEADER(WINDOW): window id # 0x1200007 WM_HINTS(WM_HINTS): Client accepts input or input focus: True Initial state is Normal State. _NET_WM_PID(CARDINAL) = 627 _NET_WM_SYNC_REQUEST_COUNTER(CARDINAL) = 18874374 WM_CLASS(STRING) = "albert", "albert" WM_PROTOCOLS(ATOM): protocols WM_DELETE_WINDOW, WM_TAKE_FOCUS, _NET_WM_PING, _NET_WM_SYNC_REQUEST WM_NORMAL_HINTS(WM_SIZE_HINTS): user specified location: 608, 347 user specified size: 704 by 119 program specified minimum size: 704 by 119 program specified maximum size: 704 by 119 window gravity: Static
So I was looking through the albert settings panel and noticed a checkbox for 'Display shadow`. Unchecking this significantly reduces the size of the black box, although if you look closely at the corners of the albert field in the picture below you can see that it's still there around where the corners have been rounded.