Bug 398637

Summary: Present windows makes everything too shaded - provide option for shading?
Product: [Plasma] kwin Reporter: Ken Mankoff <mankoff>
Component: effects-present-windowsAssignee: KWin default assignee <kwin-bugs-null>
Severity: normal CC: bugseforuns, hein, nate, plasma-bugs
Priority: NOR Keywords: usability
Version: 5.12.6Flags: hein: Usability+
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Kubuntu   
OS: Linux   
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Description Ken Mankoff 2018-09-14 20:08:51 UTC
In KDE when I select "present windows", everything appears shaded and is so dark it is hard to see the windows. If there are multiple similar windows (e.g. Konsole's) it is important to see their contents to know which one to mouse over and raise.

Is there a way to disable this? If I mouse over a window it moves forward a bit and lightens, but I would like to be able to see the displayed windows without mousing over them.
Comment 1 Eike Hein 2018-09-16 06:49:35 UTC
Sorry, can you explain why you reported this against the Pager - is it connected to the Pager somehow?
Comment 2 Ken Mankoff 2018-09-16 07:06:15 UTC
Sorry - wrong component. I'm new to KDE and not sure of all the components. Should I switch it to Desktop Dashboard?

Note / related: When viewing all Virtual Desktops together, there is slight shading on inactive desktops, and the desktop with the mouse is un-shaded. This is a much subtler and more reasonable amount of shading (in my opinion) than when viewing all windows in one desktop.
Comment 3 Eike Hein 2018-09-16 07:13:42 UTC
I'll reassign for you, thx for the follow-up :).
Comment 4 Eike Hein 2018-09-16 07:15:05 UTC
Switching back from NEEDSINFO.
Comment 5 Ken Mankoff 2018-09-16 07:23:00 UTC
Thank for re-assigning. Now that I know where to look (effects-present-windows) I see this issue has already been filed: #329223. Unfortunately there seems to be a disagreement if this is actually a bug. I hope my additional comments support that bug reporters claim that this really is a usability issue / problem.
Comment 6 Ken Mankoff 2018-09-16 07:23:27 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 329223 ***
Comment 7 Nate Graham 2021-01-08 20:05:29 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 303438 ***