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

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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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Semi-transparent parts of theme show as full white [closed]

I am running ubuntu 10.04 64bit on a macbook pro, using the nvidia-drivers version 260.19.29. As of a recent kernel update, all the semi-transparent parts of my theme show as full white. This means: ...
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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?