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

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...