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That's it. I want to have terminal windows to be (half-) transparent in Unity 2d without wasting too much resources.

This question has arisen after an update from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, after which I was happy to find, that I can switch from Unity 3d back to Unity 2d.

I have tried to use gconf-editor, but haven't find anything useful there (only a few entries about unity-2d in desktop-->unity-2d, which doesn't seem to be relevant).

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Start the terminal, goto the Menu bar -> Edit -> Profiles, click on the Default profile, then Edit, click on the Background tab. The bottom half of the window lets you mess with transparency. YMMV

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Thank you. Menu entry was slightly different, but I've got it. I have these settings in Menu button > Profiles > Profile Preferences (and then bottom part of the Background tab). –  fiktor Oct 16 '11 at 2:02

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