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How to make terminal transparent while still having its own background image?

I want Transparent backgrounds in Terminal but different background..

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marked as duplicate by Bruno Pereira, Uri Herrera, Marco Ceppi Dec 11 '11 at 14:23

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The options for gnome terminal do not allow you to set a transparency mask for a background image.

You can either choose from a solid color background, a background image where you can set the opacity shade of that image or transparent background image where you can set the level of transparency for the background.

If you select a image as a background you wont be able to see tru that image.

What you can do is create an image in a format that allows transparency (ie png) and set that image as your background for the terminal.


Step by step

I have started with this image called ubuntu-backgrounds7.jpg

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I have open it with Gimp and set the transparency of it to 75% and saved it as ubuntu-backgrounds7.png in a folder inside my home.

I then go to Edit > Profile Preferences > Background and set the image I have just created as the selected background for my terminal.

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You can then adjust the opacity for the background with the slider to get the desired shade on your background.

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Thank You Very Much!!! .Transparent Default wallpaper ~/firefox.....png ....But I want different add wallpaper and make Transparent . I want to change.. – erkan şentürk just now edit –  erkan şentürk Dec 11 '11 at 3:10

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