xcompmgr - sample X compositing manager


xcompmgr [-d display] [-r radius] [-o opacity] [-l left-offset] [-t top-offset] [-acCfFnsS]


xcompmgr is a sample compositing manager for X servers supporting the XFIXES, DAMAGE, and COMPOSITE extensions. It enables basic eye-candy effects.


-d display Specifies the display to manage.
-r radius Specifies the blur radius for client-side shadows.
-o opacity Specifies the opacity for client-side shadows.
-l left-offset
 Specifies the left offset for client-side shadows.
-t top-offset
 Specifies the top offset for client-side shadows.
-I fade-in-step
 Specifies the opacity change between steps while fading in.
-O fade-out-step
 Specifies the opacity change between steps while fading out.
-D fade-delta
 Specifies the time (in milliseconds) between steps in a fade.
-a Automatic server-side compositing. This instructs the server to use the standard composition rules. Useful for debugging.
-c Client-side compositing with soft shadows and translucency support.
-f When -c is specified, enables a smooth fade effect for transient windows like menus, and for all windows on hide and restore events.
-n Simple client-side compositing.
-s Server-side compositing with hard-edged shadows.
-C When -c is specified, attempts to avoid painting shadows on panels and docks.
-F When -f is specified, also enables the fade effect when windows change their opacity, as with transset(1).
-S Enables synchronous operation. Useful for debugging.


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Keith Packard, with contributions from Matthew Allum, Eric Anholt, Dan Doel, Thomas Luebking, Matthew Hawn, Ely Levy, Phil Blundell, and Carl Worth.

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