Question about monitor setting primary and secondary monitor

I’ve never really noticed it before. I have two monitors. One LG as primary and one Ilyama as secondary. Is it normal that the windows in the monitors are displayed as active and inactive windows? Active is opaque and inactive is 75% transparent.
How do I get an active window with 100% opacity on each monitor?

➜  inxi -G
  Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] driver: amdgpu
    v: kernel
  Display: wayland server: v: with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
    compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
    unloaded: modesetting,radeon dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu resolution:
    1: 1920x1080 2: 1920x1080
  API: EGL v: 1.5 drivers: radeonsi,swrast
    platforms: wayland,x11,surfaceless,device
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.1.2-arch1.1
    renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6600 (radeonsi navi23 LLVM 17.0.6 DRM 3.57
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 drivers: radv surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland

Maybe this is the setting your looking for:

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Yes exactly, these are the settings.
Basically, however, I would like to have each monitor set so that it does not display the window as inactive. Is that possible? I have not yet found a way to do this. Perhaps a Kwin setting?

I believe the ‘Active’ window can only ever be one window at a time, since ‘Active’ denotes the window that’s currently focused for inputs etc.

On that basis you couldn’t have an ‘Active’ window on both monitors because whichever one isn’t currently focused would be reclassified as ‘Inactive’ :slight_smile:

Perhaps a better fix would be to disable transparency entirely if that’s the part that bothers you?

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Thank you for the detailed answer. This is exactly how I imagined it would behave, as you explained it to me.

I will probably have to deactivate transparent completely.

As soon as a terminal is open on the other screen, it’s not a problem. However, I obviously became aware of it for the first time last night when I wanted to watch a football match on one monitor and I could always see the background shining through.

It looks like my question has been answered. Thank you very much :enos:

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