BeDistorted Publisher's description
from Thomas lпїЅbking
Blurring effect for KDE4
Proof of concept.
THIS IS FOR XRENDER COMPOSITING ONLY!
KDE 4.5 will bring back blurring, but for OpenGL only.
You do not require 4.5, but plasma doesn't use it before and i do actually not relly recommand to use it for "normal" windows (in combination with Bespin or ?QtCurve?)
Since XRender doesn't know accelerated pixel manipulation (like stencil shaders in glsl) this solution "fakes" blurring by painting the area several times with a reduced alpha value.
This is slow, therefore the result is cached. Also blurring is skipped for moving/resizing windows and during fullscreen effects (like "present windows")
It should be sufficient for your panel or the info popus, though.
currently the cache has the size of the window, what's pretty much a waste if the actually translucent/blurred area is significantly smaller
System Requirements:В· KDE Software Compilation
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall