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Is there any way to set an application, in this case Gwibber, in the background of the desktop?

This means basically having it in the background showing tweets and if I don't click it, like, I don't know, twice, then I'm not "interacting" with it and it is not enabled.

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like what ActiveX does in Windows? –  Uri Herrera May 23 '11 at 0:02
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I'm not really familiar with what ActiveX does... –  dierre Jul 3 '11 at 15:56
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Activex can be used to, for example set a webpage as your background. as the person below said, you can use compiz, but they waye he described it, the window controls of gwibber would be still be visible. –  Uri Herrera Jul 3 '11 at 22:03
    
I see. Yeah, something like that. That's something I saw on Win98 :D –  dierre Jul 4 '11 at 18:05
    
Still waiting for the solution? –  Tachyons Mar 5 '12 at 11:39
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Through various Compiz plugins (from the extra package, I guess), you can maximize a window (by title), and put it in the background (possibly even making it unclickable). I'm afraid that I forgot what the specific plugins were.

In addition, I never tried this with Unity. I expect results better than before, because the programs menu bar will never be visible, and maximized windows only have controls in the panel -- which will be busy doing other things.

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