Henrik Sommerfeld

Remove Fading and Transparency in i3

Today when I booted my Endeavour OS Linux machine and logged in to i3, I noted that there was a very annoying fade when switching between workspaces and also semi-transparency on inactive windows. I recently upgraded all packages with yay, but haven’t touched any config in a while, so I was confused.

i3 logo

It turned out to be the settings in /etc/xdg/picom.conf that I needed to change by copying it to the home folder and disable fading.

Update: I3wm started picom automatic also it is commented? describes this problem. However, I didn’t really see how to completely disable it using the config file (the way it was before the update), so I instead removed the package (yay -R picom)

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