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Transparent background and/or distortion-free mode

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:56 pm
by Endymion
Actually these possibilities are necessary to me for the sake of them. The matter is that the extensive field of continuous color causes in me discomfort. I tried a great number of source code editors and couldn't understand in any way that me doesn't arrange. Then I casually saw the plain-text editor OmmWriter and only then comprehended. The editor in whom it was possible to establish any faded structure (for example, an interlacing of dark gray and dark-dark gray fibers) as the background image is necessary to me. I look for some days such editor and I can not find. It is ready to pay any money. For example, if SlickEdit such was able, I with pleasure would pay for 300 dollars, that it shameless developers ask for it. But such isn't present. I do not know where still to ask. I despaired already.

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:24 am
by jussij
I do not know where still to ask. I despaired already.
I would think that adding in a transparency option into Zeus should not be too difficult. For example most of the dialogs already have this feature.

But I don't know if this will work as well as you expect :?:

But if you send me an e-mail using the button below and if it does turn out to be as easy as I think, then I will send you a version that has a transparent background for you to test.

Cheers Jussi

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:40 am
by jussij
I spoke too soon :(

It looks lke the Windows layering feature used by the dialog boxes only works for top level windows (i.e. a window without a parent).

Unfortunately that means adding this feature to Zeus is very difficult :(

Cheers Jussi

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:47 am
by Endymion
There is text-mode solution -

The program works by such principle: we appoint a certain color transparent. If any point in a window has such color, it is replaced with color of an underlaying window. I think, I panicked in vain. This ability doesn't need to be built in the concrete application. I will try to write itself universal utility which will fill a window of any application by any texture. I vaguely remember that once long ago saw the utility Nuts & Bolts 98. It was able to do so. But it is hopelessly obsolete, certainly. Matters that it is realizable.

My fast'n'dirty solution -

Thanks for attention. Sorry for boring. I will try to write such program, but I will not be against if someone makes it for me. I ready to pay for comfort.