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I'm using a standard installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I'd like to make terminator transparent as we can easily do for the standard terminal.

Is that possible ?

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Right click anywhere in the terminator window and choose "Preferences", your desired option should be found under "Profiles"->Background":

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... I hadn't even found terminator preferences... I wasn't imagining there even was a GUI... Thanks ! –  dystroy May 4 '12 at 10:11

Edit your config file in $HOME like this (i.e. vi) :

vi $HOME/.config/terminator/config

insert into [profiles] [[default]] the transparency settings:

background_darkness = 0.97 #(or anything else between 0-1)
background_type = transparent

this works for me.

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This I think is a better method as it can simply be copied. –  LF4 Jan 22 at 18:33

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