Logged In: YES
Originator: YES

Done. In SVN since 20070304. Will be in release that follows 0.9.4.

The mechanism works in conjunction with the already existing blank-view setting (a view being set to blank is filled with a solid color).

Fade out parameters : color (usually black, but any color can be used), duration of the fading transition
Fade in parameters: duration of the fading transition (color is taken from the solid color used in the view, which must be in blank mode)