In bug 307204 it was decided to turn off shadows for transparent windows for the following reasons: 1) There might be problems with updating the shadows for changing content. 2) Invalidating shadows on every drawRect is expensive. However, I need shadows for transparent windows for rounded context menus (bug 391984) and I'd like to have them without having to tackle bug 415443. I haven't seen any problems with this patch in my tests on both Tiger and Leopard. And I think performance isn't that important in this case - normal windows aren't transparent, and those that are / will be (bookmarks and larry panel, context menus) aren't performance critical in any way; I also haven't felt any difference in snappiness.
With the patch all windows / panels have shadows now (the larry and bookmarks popup didn't have them before), which I think is nice. I'm not aware of any Firefox windows that shouldn't have shadows.
So we're changing the default here. I'd like to know if the current users of transparent windows will be surprised/angry if we suddenly turn them on, without any ability to turn them off (basically bug 415443)...
I'd like to know that, too - I don't know any users of transparent windows. But they might well be... I guess it's better to just fix bug 415443.
So we don't want this patch?
Comment on attachment 333213 [details] [diff] [review] fix Yeah, looks like it.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(In reply to comment #3) > I'd like to know that, too - I don't know any users of transparent windows. > But they might well be... I guess it's better to just fix bug 415443. Both the new security UI "Larry" and Places use transparent windows in Firefox 3. I know Songbird uses lots of transparent windows, and I suspect many other XULRunner users as well as extensions, that's why I wouldn't want to flip the default switch without the option to turn the shadows off.
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