Since landing the patch adding transparency support to Alacritty,
there's been an issue where othewise solid background cells were also
being rendered partially transparent. Now, all filled background cells
are rendered fully opaque.
Some logic was added to support discarding filled backgrounds which had
the same color as the default background. This means that, if the
default background is #000 and a cell has that background, it will never
be rendered opaque. This may not be correct.
Note that many truecolor vim color schemes print spaces for default
colored background cells. Performance can be dramatically improved by
using ctermbg=NONE guibg=NONE to skip rendering those cells.