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So, everytime I open a new tab (about:newtab) or just a white screen (about:blank). It would be better, Firefox displays my desktop instead (or what's 'behind' firefox) to work more efficient.

I thought to try Firefox's Add-On 'Stylish' to solve this problem, but those scripts are only for Windows with Aero support.

So... any other ideas how I get a transparent page/screen in Firefox?

EDIT To clear things up: I don't want the whole window transparent!

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Just a note: For the page to be transparent, the browser has to tell GTK that the window/pane background is transparent AND the page background has to be transparent. Modifying the default about:blank page to have a background of rgba(0,0,0,0) may not do it since it doesn't inform GTK as well. I can't think of a "Good" way to force this behavior. – RobotHumans Oct 25 '12 at 13:54

You can do it with using compiz. Install the compizconfig settings manager by following command in terminal.

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Go to accessibility enable "opacity,brightness and saturation". Click on this icon. Click on the new button at "Windows specific settings". Click on the + button and enter "Firefox" in the value field. Press add... Use slide to influence transparency. 100=no transparancy - 0=100% transparency. Now you can see the background through firefox.

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Improve your answer with screenshots and I will upvote it. – Zignd Oct 25 '12 at 13:49
argh... I don't like to work with ccsm. - Is this the only way? Because it doesn't work for me. – s0dafire Oct 25 '12 at 14:14
K.K Patel you forgot to say that I must write "Class=Firefox" ... but (I thought this was clear) I DON'T want the whole window transparent! – s0dafire Oct 25 '12 at 17:13
Now I can see at least something throught the Firefox... Still looking for a solution to make only the [hacked] background transparent. – bohdan_trotsenko May 16 '13 at 20:52
That will make all of firefox transparent, not just the background. – Hugo May 4 '14 at 22:01

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