Implementing the Mac "Quick Look" type of window

Andre Garzia andre at
Mon Apr 12 15:17:04 EDT 2010


You can't do that with Rev... In Rev all elements inherit the stacks own
blendlevel :-(

If you are not moving your stack, you can take a screenshot of the screen,
crop it, set it as background of the stack with a clever image with a blend,
then it will look like the effect you're trying to achieve but if the window
moves, the background will not move with it...

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Richmond Mathewson <
richmondmathewson at> wrote:

>   On 12/04/2010 20:30, stephen barncard wrote:
>> <snip>
>> Anyway, a facsimile of the Quick Look window shouldn't be that hard to do
>> with 4.0's graphic effects.
>>  >Wow; Cowabunga!
> >well, it took this "genius" about 3 minutes (and that is because he's
> slow!).
> I have just uploaded a new version of this which shows up a slight problem:
> while it is a breeze to set the blend of a stack to, say, 50%; there is no
> way
> that I can find to stop objects in the stack from inheriting that blend
> value.
> My stack contains an image "DEVO" which I would like to have a blend value
> of 0; and it does; but, because it inherits the blend value of the stack
> that
> is overridden and the image is still partly transparent.
> I think that those smoky, grey (whoops; "gray"), semi-transparent windows
> in Mac are really very sexy; but they would be a lot sexier if they could
> be
> used to contain/present fully opaque objects (such as images).
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