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I would like to remove the color behind the buttons inside the XFCE Pannel :


I tried to modify the file /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-2.0/apps/xfce-panel.rc, and I came with a strange white behind the buttons, I would like to make it transparent.

I think I only have to work with this part of the code :

   style "window-buttons" = "theme-panel"
        xthickness      = 3
        ythickness      = 3

        bg[ACTIVE]      = @bg_color_dark
        bg[PRELIGHT]    = @bg_color_dark
        bg[SELECTED]    = @bg_color_dark

        fg[NORMAL]      = @bg_color_dark
        fg[ACTIVE]      = @bg_color_dark
        fg[PRELIGHT]    = @bg_color_dark

        engine "murrine" {
                contrast = 0.0
                gradient_shades = { 1.0, 0.9, 0.8, 0.7 }
                roundness       = 0.5
                reliefstyle     = 0
                textstyle       = 1
                text_shade      = 0.2

What should I modify ?

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No file editing is necessary.

First, Make sure the compositor is enabled in the settings (main menu >> Settings >> Window Manager Tweaks >> tab "Compositor").

Then, right-click on the panel, open the panel's preferences, open the tab "Appearance", set the Opacity to 0.

Finally, open the "Window Buttons" plugin settings, and uncheck "Show flat buttons".

For more information, read Panel Preferences Dialog.

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I've done this, but the selected button, or the one who's under the mouse is still in blank, and I would like to make this transparent (or with an opacity of 10%). – Kom Apr 22 '13 at 11:21
Same here. I'd love to know an answer to this. – Isaac Lubow Nov 20 '15 at 10:44

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