De Drop Shadow
KDE Other Extensions
Description:

I'm using kdes' composite manager from kde 3.3 with xorg 6.8. One of the annoying things using drop shadows is applications like Super Karamba themes, dockers like KXDockers are giving wierd shadows with current composite manager. So I wrote this simple scipt to remove drop shadows from what ever the kde apps that does not fit to drop shadows.

Usage:
1. Execute the script (either double clicking or in command line).
2. When the cursot pointer become crossed, click on the application that you want to remove drop shadow.

(Special thanks to Thomas, author of Baghira theme for his hints on this)

BTW: If you want to know about my desktop setup refer: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=23535

PLEASE don't ask me for my Amarok super karamba theme...unless you are sure that Apple will not sue me...:-)

11 years ago

tarekbaher

Great script :)

I found that I have to click on each superkaramba window for this to work.

Here is my modification to make it de drop shadow all superkaramba themes/windows

Tell me if it works.

(script follows .. put 7 whitespaces before the [^d] because the comment box removes duplicate whitespaces. I marked it in bold)

#!/bin/bash
# deshadowsuperkaramba.sh
ITEMS=`xwininfo -root -tree -int |grep " [^d]* \"superkaramba\""|cut -c 12-19`
for item in $ITEMS
do
dcop kwin default setUnshadowed $item
done
exit 0

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11 years ago

klti

Thanks very much for this script, i put it in autostart with some sleep time -> no more shodows on superkaramba widgets after login.

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11 years ago

tarekbaher

You're welcome.

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11 years ago

PomTom

If only kxdocker is the problem, the script could be executed automatically without even clicking by using xwininfo's "-name" option:

dcop kwin default setUnshadowed `xwininfo -int -name kxdocker | grep \
"xwininfo: Window id:" | cut -c 22-29`

I start it this way via autostart with a 10 seconds delay before execution to make sure kxdocker is already loaded.

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11 years ago

guppetto

Your missing execute permissions on the script. By default, the script does not have execute permissions. Make sure you run the following as the owner of the file (ls -l)

run the following at the command line:

1. chmod +x scriptname

2. ./scriptname &

3. click on window you want to remove the shadow from.

The script works with kompmanager which is really just xcompmanager with a few kde mods.

Hope this helps.

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11 years ago

v0id7

i cant seem to get this to run even in a root konsole. it tells me permission denied everytime.

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11 years ago

nuka

look at your desktop, you have apple logos and apple artwork everywhere. so far, they havent said anything to the peple that created them, i doubt they will do anything to you if you submit that karamba theme. the worst taht could happen is that they send you an email to delete it.

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11 years ago

nbensa

Hello,

how did you got that sidebar on konqueror?

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11 years ago

zammi

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11 years ago

p0z3r

I've had no problems in the past running xcompmgr with SuperKaramba and having no "odd" shadows.

Just run it like this:
xcompmgr -CcFf

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11 years ago

zammi

Hi, I'm using the composite manager that comes with KDE instead of xcompmgr. Thanks for your tip, I appreciate it..

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11 years ago

Matti

I'm sure there's an option for configuring this in kcontrol centre. I don't have any issues with superkaramba themes, or kxdocker.

Matt

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11 years ago

zammi

Could you share your config file with us. That will be a great help. I'm aware that I'm not the only person having this issue.

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11 years ago

Matti

I just put the dock window size slider down to 0 in the shadow tab.

Matt

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