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How to make Unity 2D dash background blurry transparent using QT code?

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You can use the QGraphicsBlurEffect QML element applied to the background image in the dash (GnomeBackground.qml):

However this will not make the elements behind the dash blurry when using compositing (when the dash is truly transparent). That will require cooperation of the window manager.

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