Depending on the application that is running when I open the dash it is sometimes nearly impossible to read the icons due to the transparency of the dash background. Is there a way to change the transparency?
If you choose the "Static blur" option the the Dash blur is set the 1st time you use the Dash per session.
So if you open the Dash over an appropriate background then that's what you'll get for the rest of the session, what you then open the Dash over won't matter
For a short time in 11.10 the "No Blur"; option used to provide a dark,solid dash, that's fallen by the wayside & no blur is pretty much worthless
Can be adjusted in the
If ccsm, (compizconfig-settings-manager) is installed & you wish to go directly to the unity settings then
It can also be set from terminal,
Open a terminal and type the below command
There is no way to manage the Dash transparency as yet, though you can change the blur. The Dash colour is affected by your wallpaper though, so you may need to change the wallpaper.
I found this one.
Just put in your
It also disables other animations like pop-up blur etc. It works with Ubuntu 13.04, maybe also with previous versions.
Not perfect solution, but works likewise.
dash window background also would be affected by that setting.