Around one year ago I decided to expand the functionality of simpleswitcher, because my wild ideas did not match with Sean Pringle his vision, I decided to fork it. Since then a lot of changes happened and simpleswitcher (now called Rofi) is no longer simple. On its one year anniversary I decided I wanted to add something to Rofi. It did not have to be something useful, but ‘special’.
Given a few days before I realized the one year anniversary, I complained about the transparancy being not so nice (the ‘-opacity’ option) especially because it also makes the text transparent. I complained about fixing it being hard, so this is what I set out to do.
So if you X11 setup support TrueColor colormap (any modern one will) and you have a compositor running, you can now specify an alpha channel in each color. This will look like:
As you can see, the background is transparent but the border, text and selected item not. I find this a lot nicer effect then the old transparency.
You can specify the color as follow:
argb:AARRGGBB So for a half transparent black background you
argb:7F000000. So for the above screenshot, the following settings apply:
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I am still looking for a logo for Rofi.
I just release 0.15.1.