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

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How to fix the problem of drop-down menus being transparent and not readable in Kubuntu 15.10

The Problem: The task manager dropdown menus are all transparent and not readable at all. The same goes for all the dropdown menus of libre office. I have tried to change the desktop theme but the ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 launcher transparency doesn't work, possible driver issue

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that the launcher had no transparency, so I looked up the problem and found that Unity Tweak Tool could help. However, this was no use at all, no matter ...
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Launcher Problems

I'd like to be able to move the launcher to the bottom instead of the left and also make the launcher background fully transparent. I looked around a bit but couldn't find a clear answer. I would ...
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Xfce notes background

I tried xfce Notes and liked it a lot. This lightweight app does the job and the backups are easy (all notes are located in ~/.local/share/notes/). Is it possible to remove transparency and change ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 conflicting Alt+Scroll behavior

Alt+Scroll is in Xubuntu overloaded to have two behaviors: alter window transparency when mouse is positioned on title bar, or zoom otherwise. When I position the mouse cursor on a window title bar ...
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background tab dissapeared in terminal profile preferences

Recently I tried to solve a problem with evince annotation removal feature I update my version but this didn't solve the problem and I lost the transparency feature that was really handy to start to ...
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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 dash search bar invisible or transparent?

I had a 14.04 installation of Ubuntu on which the Dash search bar stopped working within the past week. Through experimentation I discovered that the search function is working but it is merely ...
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Terminal loses transparency with theme

I'm kinda new to Linux but I'm a fast learner and experienced IT. Anyway, I recently did a dual boot on my system (Windows 10 / Ubuntu) and I'm using gnome as my DE. Everything works very well except ...
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How to put a transparent image over everything

I am creating a program for Ubuntu which should be able to display an image (probably animated) over the top of all windows, although if the image is over the top of a button on an application, it ...
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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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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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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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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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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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Make terminal window directly transparent to Ubuntu wallpaper

So before I came to Linux I was using Windows and stumbled upon a Kali version, in which when you opened a terminal and you could see through every window (Firefox) directly to your wallpaper. Q: ...
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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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Can't open Terminal!

I've customized the terminal to put a transparency. But I put a start command "dir" to see what happen, now I open the terminal ,he makes a dir and closes. Before I could to change the default profile ...
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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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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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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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Fading image in Libre Office [closed]

I want to fade a image and adjust the opacity in LibreOffice. So that I can write over it. I don't know how to do it. Please help me.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...