Tiled Semi-transparent Backgrounds

With the extensive expansion of custom colors, I'd like to make a small suggestion.

I know that this may not work very well, but it has never been done in Directory Opus.
Long Long Ago, I made a custom set of semi-transparent gifs for use in HTML programming.
They are simply a tiny chessboard of color and transparency that gets tiled.

Please understand that these are almost ancient. I apparently made them in 2003.
The names I have are in RGB rather than Hexadecimal. I don't exactly remember how I did it , but I remember documenting it somewhere yet unfound.

These tiny 4097 elements work great tiled in HTML pages for semi-transparency.
Directory Opus Toolbar backgrounds have not supported this tiny chessboard tiled transparency.
In fact, it may be a bad idea to attempt something like this in a Windows program.

I have the Dopus 13 Certificate and download, but I am still reluctant to install it without doing more due diligence on my current configuration.

Here it is from 2003;
first an example and then the zip file.
4097.zip (764.5 KB)

Yep, I understand if the thought is rejected !
Thanks !

Technical support seems to be there. Is this what you had in mind?



Use AutoHotkey as an example.
WinSetTransparent - Syntax & Usage | AutoHotkey v2
F3::WinSetTransparent 200, "A"

The ability to tile a background image and set its opacity is already built in, if we’re talking about blending it in top of another solid color. (I.e To reduce the contrast of an image that would be too noisy and make the buttons hard to read.)

If you mean you want the whole window to become translucent and show windows under it, that’s not possible to do via background images currently. Could be done but I think would be a lot of work.

I was thinking the whole window to become translucent and show windows under it.

After switching to dark mode and back, I see now that there is a solid color under the tiled background image. The transparency was working as expected all along.

Being that accomplishing this would be a lot of work, I think the idea is now dead.
Thanks, that clears my confusion on this.

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+1 on that, (already asked for it a while ago)

I would suggest you use the program called Dexpot for that effect. It's free for personal use and does what you need. I use it for the same purpose. Check the screenshot of my Dopus.

Find DESKTOP RULES and set everything there for the Dopus window. It will remember the transparency effect and it will load Dopus with it every time. Just make sure that Dexpot starts with Windows.

Setting up the rules is not very intuitive, but you'll get it, I'm sure. :slight_smile: The most crazy setting is under CONDITIONS\SELECTION TOOL, where you have to drag and drop the target icon onto the Dopus window. Set conditions like on my screenshot and under ACTIONS, click the + sign and add SET TRANSPARENCY VALUE. After that click on APPLY RULES, OK, and so on. It should work. Let us know if this helps.

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