Enhance Electron BrowserWindows with Blur Effects using electron-vibrancy
Summary of my bookmarked Github repositories from Apr 27th, 2017
The "electron-vibrancy" module enables blur effects on Electron BrowserWindows in macOS by using native API calls. It allows the creation of transparent windows with a blur effect behind them. The module supports macOS 10.10+ and Windows 10 (with some modifications) and requires platforms' build tools for installation. The API provides methods such as SetVibrancy, DisableVibrancy, AddView, UpdateView, and RemoveView for enabling, disabling, and manipulating the vibrancy effect. The module is available through NPM and is licensed under MIT. However, it's recommended to use it on Windows 10 or above due to potential compatibility issues on earlier versions.
The autobind decorator is a useful tool for binding methods to instances, ensuring correct usage of "this" even when the method is detached. It is especially handy in scenarios like React components, where methods are often passed as event handlers. By using the autobind decorator, you can avoid the need for ".bind(this)" statements. To use decorators, transpilers like Babel are required. The package supports various platforms and browsers, with recommendations for installation and usage. It also provides alternatives like class field declarations for achieving similar functionality. However, it is advised to use autobinding sparingly due to potential performance degradation.