when something is "see-through", it is transparent - an effect commonly applied to desktop windows

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A theme that has window colors like “dash transparent blur” on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been looking around for it , it's beautiful in my opinion , i haven't been able to find anything. Does something like it exist ? Thanks in advance.
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How to use pseudo-transparency with gnome terminal instead of real transparency?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. With Ubuntu 13.04 I was using Unity 2D to disable desktop effects and in particular the real transparency for gnome-terminal. But now Unity 2D is over, so I am looking for ...
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Window Tansparency - set for one window only

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 and have set inactive windows to be transparent. However, is there a way to prevent one window/program (i.e. tvtime) from becoming transparent. See this screenshot
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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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How to get full Conky transparency in KDE 4.11?

On recent versions of KDE (4.10, 4.11 at least), the Conky window does not have a transparent background, despite settings in the .conkyrc file.
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How can I get terminal transparency with Tilda to work? [closed]

I like Tilda terminal, however it doesn't work well for me. I installed it on desktop and laptop with the same settings and the same level of transparency - 50. The problem is on the desktop as a ...
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Can't configure Konsole transparency over background image?

I can make the background transparent (so the window behind shows through-- generally annoying and useless), and I can set a background image, but I can't adjust the transparency over that background ...
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“compiz --replace” causes title bars to disappear, unable to move or resize windows

I installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04.3 lts on an IBM Intellistation z pro today & configured it according to the instructions at this site. Now I'm trying to use compizconfig settings manager to ...
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How to make KDE Homerun opaque?

I have recently had some issues with the ordinary KDE Application Launcher (it froze my plasma for a while...), so I decided to give Homerun a try. Homerun seems really good at first glance, but how ...
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Google Chrome themes are not transparent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Google Chrome version 28.0.1500.71 (the latest as of this writing). There are a lot of themes with transparency in the Chrome Web Store, but they never work on my ...
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Ubuntu terminal transparency is not working as expected

Upon changing the settings of my terminal's transparency using the sliding bar, it simply turns darker, i.e. the transparency is reduced further. my graphics card: Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile ...
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Chrome “Copy Image” gives a black background

So, when I use the "Copy Image" option on a image with transparent background with Google Chrome, I get the image with a black background. Here's what I get: This was working back on Windows 7 and ...
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13.04 graphics problem

All of a sudden, the graphics aren't working on my Ubuntu 13.04 64bit. I ran sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday, and now the launcher and dash transparency don't work. What's odd is that the notifications ...
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Is there a way to make menus/panel transparent only when no applications are visible (on desktop only)?

Is there a way in ccsm, etc to make the panel and its menus transparent only on the desktop view (e.g. no applications open, or all of them are minimized)?
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How can I customize the terminal window (in ccsm maybe) of this particular “filename.desktop” file

This filename.desktop does nothing else but to run a python script in a terminal window (this connects to the Internet - keep alive thread). Since this is a quite commonly used window, I'd like its ...
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Gnome Terminal transparency broken in 13.04 in Parallels VM

I just upgraded to 13.04 from 12.10 in a 64-bit Parallels VM, and the semi-transparent terminal windows I configured for Gnome Terminal are now totally opaque. I'm setting transparency via Edit -> ...
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The problem of displaying main menu transparency Ubuntu 13.04

When i push the button of main menu Ubuntu 13.04 i`m crying because: before pushing after pushing What kind of problem is that? Hardware? Or software? Before Ubuntu 13 there was ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Dash transparency doesn't look right

Well, I don't know what words to express this problem but here's the picture.. as you can see, there is a problem with the background opacity of unity... how to solve this?? I'm using the april 21 ...
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Enable transparency in GNOME Activities Overview

Instead of having a tranparent background like this: ...my GNOME Activities Overview is having a solid black background. How can I get the transparency?
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Conky shows a black background until I press CTRL+H in Nautilus, then it becomes transparent

This shouldn't be a repost, I have looked through every article I can imagine is relevant, but nobody seems to have the same problem I do. First off, this is my first question ever, so I'm sorry if I ...
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GNOME Terminal Transparency with GNOME Classic (no effects)

In the terminal preferences there is an option to make it transparent. Now, in GNOME Classic with no effects (I think there is no Compiz), this option still exists. However, it is not true ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 transparent menubar

Is it possible set transparent color to the part of the window displayed on the image below?
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Terminator transparency not showing other opened windows but only wallpaper

Terminator transparency not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10. At zero slider it is becoming completely black and at max slider its showing wallpaper background rather than background ...
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Is there a way to have translucent desktop icon label backgrounds in Unity?

This is my first post here, and I'm still new to Unity. I did a quick search and took a brief look at the suggested questions while posting this, and I can't seem to find an answer. I've been using ...
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How to use LightDM Greeter Menu Bar as Standard Menu Bar within a User Session

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Chromebook. I have a greeter installed by default. This thing looks sweet. Transparency on the menu bar. Nice visual effects. My question is: Can I use the ...
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how do i set the transparency of say the firefox window title in ubuntu 12.10?

How would I go about setting the transparency of the window bar of each window in ubuntu 12.10. I have tried using compiz config, any ideas? Apologies for noobism.
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Unable to make Window transparent in Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 12.10 (x64). I used to have transparent window tittle bar using gconf-editor -> apps -> gwd. But in 12.10 editing the value isn't doing ...
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How do I get a transparent page/screen in Firefox?

So, everytime I open a new tab (about:newtab) or just a white screen (about:blank). It would be better, Firefox displays my desktop instead (or what's 'behind' firefox) to work more efficient. I ...
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How to edit nautilus side menu transparency and font color?

I've been trying to customize my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity desktop. I am describing what I've done until now to make it easier to understand what is my practical question. Please don't refer to it as too ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 transparent window title bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I adjust the transparency of the top panel? I would like to set transparency to window title bar in Ubuntu 12.10. I used settings in gconf-editor->apps->gwd and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dash transparency problem

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and there is following problem. When I press super button to show Unity Dash I get wrong background image behind the dash box. Especially I can see part ...
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Apply transparency only to some windows with FluxBox

I'm new to Fluxbox, I've adopted it this week end. (I only knew Kde, Gnome, and Unity lately). Is there a possibility to apply transparency only to windows that match a criteria ? for example a ...
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C# Mono.Cairo example to make an EventBox transparent

I need to create an image with transparency placed on top of another image, inside a regular Gtk# window. The first image should be able to respond to mouse clicks. The simple way would usually be to ...
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How do I make the panel transparent in GNOME Classic mode?

Hi I don't know to make the top panel in Gnome classic transparent, I tried to right click then properties then change the transparency there but the indicator applet menu complete stays in the ...
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Looking for a decent looking, battery-oriented desktop environment, with transparent panel

I have Ubuntu running on my laptop, and (especially since my laptop specs are a tad bit higher than budget machines) I need to optimize Ubuntu as much as possible to maximize my battery life. I've ...
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Which lightweight Terminal Emulators supports Transparency?

I know that gnome-terminal and the kde terminal both support transparency, but I'm looking for something lighter on resources than those. What other xterminal emulators support transparency?
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How to change the glassy look in GTK3 theme?

I am wondering how can I change the glass color (transparency) in GTK3? For example, if one hits the hot-spot corner (top-left) and you go to the applications display, there is a layer of glassy ...
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How can I make the Indicator backgrounds transparent in the gnome-panel?

I've searched everywhere to solve this problem and cannot for the life of me find an answer. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 with the Gnome classic session. I am trying to make the background of my ...
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How do I make the Unity launcher completely transparent?

Before anyone jumps the gun and votes to close this, I am not asking how to make it "see-through", which you can adjust in CCSM by setting the Opacity to 0%. I'm asking the following: How can you ...
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How can I make my windows transparent by doing Alt+Mouse Scroll?

Pressing and holding Alt + scrolling with the mouse wheel used to give me a transparent window, is there any way I can get that or something similar in Ubuntu 12.04?
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gnome classic transparent panel

Nearly 2013 and it's forced me to find new os (my current - 10.04 lts). Testing 12.04. Unfortunately, unity is overly simple. Unity Launcher is not customizable. I can not even move launcher to ...
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Can't disable active window's transparency | Hover effect not working

I'm having a problem right now with my window frames' opacity settings. For some reason the active window very often (but not always) has a half-transparent title bar. This is really distracting but ...
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Is it possible to have window transparency in Mutter/Gnome Shell?

I really like the transparency effects in compiz with GNOME2 and wanted to know if there was any way (I'm assuming without using compizconfig) to have some kind of transparency in the windows. Is ...
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How do I set Terminal as part of my wallpaper?

I have spent the last few days wiping my laptop (too much "experimenting") and getting up to date with 11.10. In the process, I came across conky which I'm now playing with, and along with conky I saw ...
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How can I get transparent window borders / titlebars in GNOME Shell?

There are plenty of GNOME Shell themes with transparent panels, and I might want a transparent window border / titlebar theme to go with it. The closest thing I can think of is Emerald, but that only ...
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revert CCSM transparency

It seems that I accidentally set my CCSM window's transparency to 0. Now I can't see my CCSM because the transparency is 0. How to revert this? thanks
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Switch back to pseudo-transparency?

First off, I realize that what I'm hoping to get is not the expected behavior. On my older desktop, I have the following set up: Ubuntu 10.04. Xfce running (installed after the fact). I use the ...
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How do I get transparent windows to show all windows beneath them?

The kind of transparency I'm seeing in Ubuntu 11.10 is it will show the desktop wallpaper. This is not what I want. When I first installed Ultimate Edition, transparent windows would show the window ...
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Shortcuts and transparency in Kubuntu Oneiric

Is there a way to set in Kubuntu Oneiric keyboard shortcuts to: Show the desktop (used to be called "toggle showing desktop" in old versions of Kubuntu but now seems to be gone from the ...
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Making Gtk.Window Transparent?

Here's my code and I simply cannot figure out why my top level window doesn't become transparent. xwininfo says that windows has 32 Bit depth. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and if I call .set_opacity(.5) ...