Implementing the Mac "Quick Look" type of window

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Tue Apr 13 09:33:08 CDT 2010


oops... its that one.... I got it wrong! :D

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 6:03 AM, Richmond Mathewson <
richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 12/04/2010 23:17, Andre Garzia wrote:
>
>> Fill an enhancement request on the QA Site and I will vote for it!
>>
>> :D
>>
>
> I'm missing something: I know the QC (= Quality Control) centre, but I
> don't
> know the QA centre . . .
>
>
>  On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Richmond Mathewson<
>> richmondmathewson at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>>   On 12/04/2010 22:17, Andre Garzia wrote:
>>>
>>>  Richmond,
>>>>
>>>> You can't do that with Rev... In Rev all elements inherit the stacks own
>>>> blendlevel :-(
>>>>
>>>>  Blast!
>>>
>>>
>>>  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 gmail.com>   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!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  http://andregarzia.on-rev.com/richmond/STUFF/FREAKY.rev.zip
>>>>>
>>>>>  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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