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

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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 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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Ubuntu 14.10 Some windows with transparent background

Some windows are behaving strangely by having a transparent background. ie system monitor in the image. edit: Is not only the system monitor, here an example with gedit:
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booted lubuntu 14.04, canot install because installation window is empty or transparent

I booted Lubuntu 14.04 from a live CD on my old G5 PowerPC. All system windows I try to open are kind of transparent and when I move them, they drag the background with them. So I cannot install ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 transparent window title bar

Is there a way to make the window title bars transparent in 14.10? The transparent panel and launcher looks wonderful, but without the transparency of the title bars, the whole surface looks ...
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Window get transparent

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, after changing display from external screen to internal in my laptop my Firefox window get a little bit transparent. The only one window which I set to have transparency is ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Windows transparency

I've searched alot but didn't find anywhere, I loved my windows transparency in ubuntu 13.10 (that you could enable by opening dconf editor going to org > compiz > gwd ) And it doesn't seem to work ...
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Problem in background transparency on Terminal

I rebooted my computer and after some changes with Ubuntu Tweak on my window manager theme, etc., I came with this problem in my Terminal. Before the reboot, I could see the things behind the terminal ...
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Ubuntu 14 lubuntu terminal transparency does not work

I have tried other related question on lubuntu desktop, on Ubuntu 14, on my Lenovo Laptop Z50. But the screen is not transparent.
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How do I adjust transparency of background windows?

When I switch away from windows (with alt-tab), they seem to turn semi-transparent. When I have a number of windows stacked (but not taking up the full screen), some of the ones behind the (opaque) ...
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Enabling Transparency?

I have been trying to enable panel transparency in Ubuntu 12.04 2D, but when I change the opacity in CCSM, it has no effect. Are there any themes that are like Ambiance, but with a transparent panel? ...
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Unity top bar problem with transparency [UBUNTU 14.04.1 LTS]

I have a problem with the menu bar, as shown below: A title bar is shown behind the main bar, from Nautilus. This started happening when I updated 12.04 from 14.04.
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Conky transparancy and refresh issue

I recently upgraded from 12.04 tot 14.04, gnome flashback Compiz. Conky tranparant behaves abnormally now and I can't fix it. Transparency turned off, conky acts normally. Transparency turned on, it ...
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How to make things Transparent

How can I make the right-click menu at desktop semi-transparent. And when you click on Wireless , Bluetooth , Volume , and Calender I want to make them semi-transparent too.
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Regarding transparency feature in Gnome desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to make the terminal's background transparent, even though have tried the option of going to EDIT->PROFILE PREFERENCES -> BACKGROUND -> TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND. Pls help me out.
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Unity top bar 100% transparent

Just wondering if anyone knows how to get unity's top bar to be 100% transparent. I have it so on my second screen, but it seems to add a bit of a background on my main screen. See the screenshot ...
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lubuntu 14.04 - cairo-dock missfunctions

I have a fresh installation of lubuntu 14.04 on my acer AspireOne netbook and I wanted to add a dock to it. I decided to use cairo-dock since I use the exact same dock on my ubuntu laptop. The thing ...
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When I use Super+Prt Scr I get a transparent file

I am using Gnome 3.12.2 This is a screenshot taken when I press Prt Scr (I have a dual screen. Chrome is maximised). This is one is taken when I do Alt+Shift+4 (My shortcut to take an area ...
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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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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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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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Why does menu transparency mess up my notification area?

I used Unity Tweak Tool to set the menu to be transparent but now my notification area gets all confused after it changes: As you can see it looks like it's not clearing earlier images from the ...
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Unity's Dash (Search) blur is gone

Recently I installed the preview of Unity8 on top of 14.04 x64, but since it wasn't working I removed it along with all the packages manually because they wouldn't be removed automatically. After that ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 Terminal Window Disappears

I think it maybe something to do with the video card driver; however, I updated the driver and the terminal window disappears unless I hover over the terminal icon on the dock or try to move the ...
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Did they just remove the Background settings for Terminal?

About 10 minutes ago I set up my basic Terminal app to be semi-transparent and was really happy with the result. Now, some updates ran and the whole "Background" tab is gone from Terminal settings. ...
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kde 4.13 and oxygen transparent

Hi guys I downloaded and installed Kubuntu 14.04 yesterday and set all options and customization as I want but one of my favourite options is set my widget style to oxygen-transparent which make whole ...
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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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Why does my menu become transparent?

When I check the "about this computer", the pop up menu becomes transparent. This is the image: also when I right-click the window and choose "change the desktop background", the 'all settings' ...
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Guake background no more transparent in 14.04

After upgrading from saucy to trusty, the Guake pull-down window is displaying the wallpaper as the background. What I want is that it should be 50% transparent and display whichever window I am ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...