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Why can't I blur alacritty terminal emulator with compton?

I am currently using using i3 with arch linux. I just installed alacritty and compton and I have edited the alacritty configuration file to allow for transparency. So now alacritty is now transparent ...
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xorg and CPU usage

I have Debian 10 installed on my laptop and I manually installed xorg, i3wm and compton just after Debian. I had some serious tearing issues I solved by installing the nVidia proprietary drivers and ...
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how to determine which composite manager is running

I'm using Arch Linux, and have both Gnome and the i3 window manager installed. When running i3, I'm trying to initiate the composite manager Compton. But trying to do so results in the following error:...
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Can't get compton/picom to run with i3 manjaro (community version)

Here is what I get when I execute 'picom': [ 03/01/20 15:24:08.887 parse_config_libconfig WARN ] Option `no-dock-shadow` is deprecated, and will be removed. Please use the wintype option `shadow` of `...
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Can't open window manager after fiddling with compton(also the header of my applications are gone)

That's what it looks like. I was trying to get frosted windows with compton but after making a mistake in my config froze the system and got a black screen on boot. So I went into recovery and purged ...
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How to mark a window in i3wm to catch it in Compton?

I've set the opacity for inactive windows in my Compton config. But sometimes I need to fix opacity for a window to keep it readability while it is inactive. I wanted to add a certain class to a ...
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Workspace sliding animation in i3

How could I have a workspace sliding animation in i3 on ArchLinux ? I don't want to use a full DE, I'm right now using compton as a compositor but it only offers fade in/out when switching ...
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How to invert colors for specific window (by unique ID?)

I would like to invert colors for only one specific window, not for the whole class. I found how to invert colors using compton compositor, for a whole class like this: compton --invert-color-include ...
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How to zoom/magnify on linux without compiz (bspwm)

I'd like to have the functionality described in this video. Basically, use super+scrollup/down or pinch in/out on my touchpad to zoom in a certain area of the screen like on a phone or tablet. Sadly ...
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Opacity for colours set within vim

I use a transparent terminal background on URxvt, which I set within my Xresources file: URxvt.background: [85]#2f2f2f In vim I have line numbers on the left hand side with a different background ...
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Bspwm: resizing windows creates visual artifacts

I'm having some problems when resizing certain windows in bspwm. Examples: https://youtu.be/1uOcOCSVsvM. Visual Studio Code: this one is obvious https://youtu.be/PmRwh_S6gIY. 2 Sublime Text windows,...
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(i3-gaps + compton) Solid black borders on almost all apps when set to transparent

I am running Fedora 30 with i3-gaps on my laptop and using compton as a compositor. When I try and set transparent borders in my i3 config, borders on most apps appear as solid black. It affects ...
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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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Very stuttery laptop internal display when HDMI is not connected

I'm setting up a new Manjaro install on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 7567) with NVIDIA Optimus, and I've run into an issue with my monitor configuration. When there is a monitor connected to my laptop's ...
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Invert color of a specific window on linux mint

I'd like to invert the colors of a specific application on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. I've tried the solutions at ask Ubuntu; How to trigger a color inversion effect for one window? and the the ...
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Using compton with Pywal causes background to be gray

I'm currently struggling to get Compton and Pywal to play nice on my DWM setup. Currently, whenever I run Compton after Pywal using startx, the wallpaper is gray, and opening windows makes them appear ...
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Compton.conf error on Ubuntu / XFCE

compton.conf not work on ubuntu | XFCE *i've done use sample.conf and some friend config abdipn@indoxploit:~$ compton --backend glx --config ~/.compton.conf Error when reading configuration file "/...
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i3wm [official ubuntu version] screen freezes randomly when window is fullscreen

I'm using compton for compositing with this config in i3wm in Ubuntu 18.04: # _ # ___ ___ _ __ ___ _ __ | |_ ___ _ __ # / __/ _ \| '_ ` _ \| '_ \| __/ _ \| '_ \ # | (...
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ffcast and compton - a shadowy problem

So I have compton, a composite manager that I use to make things look prettier, mostly to add shadows to windows, and make things transparent. I also have ffcast, which I currently am using to make ...
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Enable blur for specific window in compton

Is there any way to turn off blur for ALL windows except specific ones? Another words, is there something like "blur-background-include" rules, contrasting "blur-background-exclude"? I know, it is ...
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Stop a process when another process starts

I was setting up Bumblee with primus to switch between my discrete/integrated GPUs using the Arch Wiki as a guide when I saw this: Note: Since compositing hurts performance, invoking primus when a ...
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Compton dimming inactive doesn't work with terminal

Running i3 on ubuntu, with compton (all recent installations). I want to use compton to dim inactive windows. It is currently mostly working using inactive-dim = 0.2 just fine. The problem is that ...
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How to get rid of background flickering when switching workspaces?

I am using compton as my composite manager with i3. When compton is enabled and there is an image (png) on the root X window, you can see flickering while switching workspaces. There is no issue when ...
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How to get tear-free rendering with nvidia proprietary?

I never experienced tearing before since I was using Ubuntu all the time but recently I have switched to Arch Linux with awesome as my window manager. Since awesome does not use any composite manager ...
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Composite manager for i3wm

Is there any composite manager to use with i3 except Compton. I am having serious tearing and ghosting. I have been using various Compton configuration none of which are working. So if there is a ...
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Make Linux Mint choose Compton by default?

I am currently running Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce (64-bit), and would like to use Compton as the default window manager. Linux Mint provides a handy tool called Desktop Settings for choosing window managers ...
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Linux, compton, have only one specific window transparent

Is it possible to configure compton so that only gnome-terminal becomes transparent? it should be transparent both when the window is active and inactive. I use i3wm as my wm. Here is my compton.conf:...
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Exclude windows with no static id from Compton

I use archlinux and compton. I read this in the wiki: Exclude all windows with no name from compton using the following options: $ compton <other arguments> --focus-exclude "! name~=" ...
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Special opacity conditions in Compton

I am trying to set special conditions for transparancy in Compton. I have alight opacity in my browser, but would like streaming videos (i.e. YouTube) to have 99 opacity... is this possible in Compton?...
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How to create a custom Vsync rules for 'Compton'?

I use Compton to force Vsync. Can anyone tell me how I can disable Vsync for certain applications to avoid the input lag? I probably only want to do this for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and ...
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VLC always transparent when using Compton

In Manjaro Fluxbox 15.10 the compositing manager Compton makes VLC in default interface to be transparent when playing even if on-top or even in full-screen: If I kill Compton, VLC looks normal. ...