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Weekend Discussion

Friday March 3rd, 2000

This weekend's discussion: What keeps you interested in Mozilla, and what expectations do you have?

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#96 No.

by leafdigital

Monday March 6th, 2000 9:27 AM

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I think you're asking to make the default window background transparent so that you can see through to other applications behind?

If so, that isn't possible, because Windows (prior to Windows 2000) and Mac (prior to MacOS X) and Linux/X (except certain systems) don't support alpha blending for windows.

(Well, it is probably possible, but it would be a horrible hack and would not work very well.)

Also, given that Mozilla can't even alpha-blend a PNG graphic yet - <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3013> - frankly the chances of it blending its actual windows are fairly slim. :)

Oh, while I'm posting; I'm interested in Mozilla because of my web design interests (every designer on the planet who uses CSS wants Netscape 4.x to DIE. Now. If we could only rely on IE5 as the "minimum working CSS" then life would be much much nicer), because I'd like to have a browser that (potentially) I may be able to tweak to my liking, and because I still use Netscape 4.x most of the time so...

--sam