Color Inversion

Thorsten Wißmann edu at
Thu Aug 27 08:33:15 CEST 2020


On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 09:53:46PM -0500, mail at wrote:
> Is it possible for the window manager to invert colors for all apps or a
> specific window? I'd like to do this for Chrome, and possibly others.
> Does this require a compositor?
> Could it be done in herbst directly with reasonable effort?

From my understanding of the X window system, color inversion is only
possible for the compositor but not for a (non-compositing) WM. For
example, picom and compton have a --invert-color-include flag.

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