I was wondering, I had to reinstall my entire computer lately (switch to GPT, W8.1 and Archlabs installs) and, as usual, I installed i3-gaps for archlabs as my main Wm.
I’ve noticed that (in the latest iso at least), there was a smooth effect I haven’t seen before in any of my i3 setups (fedora - manjaro - archlabs). I also remember that a friend did have this on his personal arch install.
My question beeing, from where does this come from ? Is it compton related (fading ?)? I’m almost sure my friend didn’t have it.
Yes the fade effects are provided by compton. Many other distros and people have very limited configs for compton, personally I think the fade is nice to smooth transitions when opening windows or switching workspaces. All the WM/DE we offer use the same compton config
~/.config/compton.conf in there you will find the settings.
fading = true;
fade-delta = 7.0;
fade-in-step = 0.03;
fade-out-step = 0.028;
alpha-step = 0.06;
You could also use
paranoid, a graphical compton settings manager that is included with ArchLabs, not all the settings are editable this way but the important ones are.
Hope that helps answer your question,