[TxMt] TM 2.0 // visual effects via CoreVideo?

Florian Gilcher flo at andersground.net
Tue Apr 29 08:33:39 UTC 2008

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As Textmate is a Cocoa-App, why don't you use afloat 2[1]
for that task? Fear of SIMBL?

I use it regularily, but it has some issues with spaces. (floating  
windows dont show in the spaces view)

Florian Gilcher

[1] http://infinite-labs.net/afloat/

On Apr 29, 2008, at 3:25 AM, Alex Ross wrote:

> On Apr 28, 2008, at 11:08 AM, Niels Kobschaetzki wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:53 PM, Baluta Cristian
>> <cristi.baluta at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If you want usability, use opaque backgrounds, no offence.
>> I regularly need a transparent background in my terminal or
>> text-editor for seeing what is behind and getting information from  
>> it-
>> you just have to have the settings right for getting not disturbed by
>> it.
> This hits the nail on the head.  I like my terminals transparent,  
> because I often have multiple terminals open sometimes with one  
> running in the background.  If you can see through the top layer,  
> you get visual feedback when a process completes.  But it's  
> inconvenient to have a semi-transparent background, because then you  
> have text on text action which is very confusing.  If the top layer  
> is transparent but blurs the background you get the visual feedback  
> with out the confusing jumble of letters.
> Incidentally, it's kind of funny that you found blurminal via this  
> tutorial.  In fact, Ciarán Walsh (who is rather active round here)  
> wrote this plugin after my request in ##textmate.  Here is his  
> original post on the matter: http://ciaranwal.sh/2007/11/16/blurminal
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