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#1 2023-06-16 11:50:32

rasat
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Compositor for Xorg (Fvwm)

Some Window Managers have problems with the common compositors (Compton, Xcompmgr, etc.). For example, transparency and shadows don't work well in Fvwm. For those who want an elegant desk without losing resources and speed, Picom is an excellent choice.

Picom is a standalone compositor for Xorg, suitable for use with window managers that do not provide compositing.

It has nice features, an easy configuration of Shadows, Fading, and Transparency/Opacity. Here is an experiment on Fvwm3 (click screenshot).

picom-fvwm-blue-tmb.png

For more information, read here...
https://fvwmforums.org/t/picom-compositor-for-xorg/4250


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#2 2023-06-18 09:16:54

rasat
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Re: Compositor for Xorg (Fvwm)

For the information, Compton is no longer maintained, Picom replaced it.
https://github.com/yshui/picom

Requires picom.conf. Without it, gives errors. Copy picom.sample.conf from /usr/share/doc/picom/examples/ and rename it ~/.config/picom/picom.conf. In terminal run: picom.
Or rename it any name, to any location, and run: picom --config ~/fvwm/picom.Mytest.conf

Last edited by rasat (2023-06-18 09:20:30)


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#3 2023-06-19 11:23:42

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Re: Compositor for Xorg (Fvwm)

This looks good. I found the link on linuxquestions.org directing to Fvwm forum. @rasat asked to check at
https://rasatpc.net/fvwm-ext/index.php/Main_Page.

Downloaded myext github. Splitting a config into categories reminds me of seeing it before. Checked my old old records, it is Arch Linux.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=15368

Great idea. Default Fvwm is too “Linux from scratch” and time-consuming. Prefer an easier startup.

Last edited by Mjaakko (2023-06-19 11:24:39)

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