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I'm trying tint2 whilst using a Gnome desktop. The transparency doesn't seem to work properly, as instead of displaying the active window underneath the panel, it displays the underlying desktop background image, thus not giving a sense of real transparency (screenshot). Is it possible to fix this or am I doomed unless I switch to Openbox?

Edit: using Ubuntu 10.10 with Compiz

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Looks like it's using fake transparency instead of taking advantage of the compositing window manager. You should check that you have real_transparency = 1 in your tint2 configuration.

If this doesn't help, try running tint2 from the terminal, and check the output for messages about transparency.

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Checking the configuration file was the first thing I did, but the real_transparency line is not there. Would it be possible to insert it manually? – Tigull Mar 15 '11 at 10:26
Yes, of course. You could even search the web for some sample configurations. – Adam Byrtek Mar 15 '11 at 21:29

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