Background image in TC

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May 30, 2008
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#1
I think this came up for TC9 or TCI, but I'd like to be able to set a
background image for a tab in TC (different images per tab). The
"Console" program (console.sf.net) does this and I find it very useful
for visually distinguishing my tabs (as well as looking nice!)

Console gives 2 options - a static image, and the current wallpaper
(which gets updated dynamically). It also allows adding a "tint" to
darken the image a little (useful for bright images). These options
are non-essential, but very nice to have in practice.

The key difference between this and TC's current transparency option
is that the window borders and text are not affected, so you get a
much clearer display. (I guess the other key difference is that
transparency is a lot easier to code, so was not such a big problem to
add :-))

Paul.
 
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Charles Dye

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#2
The key difference between this and TC's current transparency option is that the window borders and text are not affected, so you get a much clearer display. (I guess the other key difference is that transparency is a lot easier to code, so was not such a big problem to add :-))
Another difference is that transparency can slow things down significantly -- depending I guess on your video card and drivers.