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How do I make the top bar on the screen semi-transparent, like the launcher on the left?

Screenshot of top bar

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

You could install CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) to accomplish that.

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T and type

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

After installation, open your dash and type ccsm.

Use the search filter to find the Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Under Experimental tab, go to Panel Opacity and reduce the value until transparency is to your liking.

That's it, you're done!

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