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

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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) ...
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Is there a way to make the top bar in chrome transparent?

I have my top panel transparent. It looks nice, except for when I browse the internet, the black bar along the top of chrome, which looks pretty against the non-transparent panel, sticks out like a ...
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How to make a window transparent by clicking a program's title bar?

In an earlier version of Ubuntu with Compiz I'm pretty sure there was a useful setting to enable seeing what's behind the current window by clicking and holding the title bar, which then changed the ...
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Looking for a linux equivalent to Trans Lucy

Trans Lucy for the Mac, allows you to watch video in a semi transparent window, superimposed on top of your other windows. You can continue to work, as all clicks on the area covered by Trans Lucy ...
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How do I make the top panel transparent in Unity?

I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 using Unity. I'm a newbie to Ubuntu and whilst researching various how-to's, I have seen screenshots where Ubuntu has the bar at the top of the screen shown ...
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Is it possible to keep the Window Buttons and Title opaque and the border transparent?

The answer might be as simple no, but using Ubuntu Tweak I made the borders of my windows transparent as shown here: However, the window buttons and window title are also transparent, making them ...
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How to change dash transparency?

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 ...
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How to make Terminal semi-transparent?

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with gnome 2.3 and I would like my terminal window to be transparent. The problems is the transparent settings in my terminal just shows the desktop background and not the ...
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How to make terminal windows half-transparent in Unity 2d?

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 ...
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How to set up transparent background in XFCE terminal?

I can't find the option to make the terminal background transparent :-( Any idea where can it be?
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How to remove transparency in KDE without disabling all desktop effects?

I don't understand the hype for transparency. From a usability standpoint I see no argument whatsoever that transparency should enhance your productivity or improve your workflow. Any element on top ...
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Terminal transparency (urxvt) , Imagemagick, and X11 root window problem

I use Ubuntu Natty, urxvt (with 256 colours), and Imagemagick (display -window root [...]) to set the root window to a picture. When I use the transparancy (-tr) option on urxvt, I get the Ubuntu X ...
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How do I change the transparency level of gnome-terminal?

I want to increase or decrease the transparency of gnome-terminal in Unity.
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How to change the toolbar separator image?

Is there any way to change the toolbar separator image or make it transparent? This affects all applications such as : nautilus, gedit... N.B. my theme isnt the default theme, its Lion theme from ...
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I want to make every window as transparent with font as opaque (as gnome terminal capabality) [closed]

I want to make every window ]transparent with opaque text. I have done some search on the internet and the answer I got is: Open Compiz Config Settings Manager. Click on Opacity, Brightness and ...
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Is there a way to set Unity 3d's dock/launcher to be completely opaque like Unity 2d's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change the Unity Launcher transparency? Unity 3d icons and launcher: Unity 2d icons and launcher: In unity 2d, the icons looks darker than in 3d. In 3d, the ...
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How to enhance the transparency of the Unity 3D launcher?

Where is the background of the Unity (3D) launcher located? I would like to enhance the transparency of the launcher to make it fit better with light themes (such as Radiance). The actual transparency ...
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Error when installing patched Unity launcher

I'm getting the following error when I try to install "unity-df", which is a patched launcher for Unity that allows you to further customize the launcher. Error: Breaks existing package 'unity' that ...
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Can I change the Unity Launcher transparency?

Is it possible to change the background opacity of the Unity Launcher? I see you can change the panel opacity, but then the launcher clashes with the panel.
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Transparency background wrong on Dual-screen

Using compiz with transparency behind windows and borders on a dual-screen system; all works fine, but the background that shows through with any transparency done by compiz is wrong. It appears to ...
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Is there transparency of windows in GNOME?

Sometimes ago I had used KDE 3.5 I think, and really liked the transparency option for windows, which gave all my text editor a really killer look and feel, really nice/ethereal environment for ...
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Can Wayland have network transparency implemented as a plugin? [closed]

To my understanding there's no reason why a Wayland plugin can't hide the app in the local machine, forward it's windows to a remote machine, and feed the app input from the remote machine. Am I ...
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CheckGMail, aMSN in notification area won't use the gnome-panel background

When I use CheckGMail, it shows up in Notification Area. But it never use gnome-panel's background color. It looks like something wrong with the panel. Same goes with aMSN. Is there a way to fix it? ...
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Can I set up Nautilus to use transparent background?

I think it'd be nice if Nautilus windows could have semi-transparent backgrounds (same as Gnome terminal can) for files and places lists. Is it possible?