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

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have window transparency in Mutter/Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

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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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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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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GNOME Terminal Transparency with GNOME Classic (no effects)

In the terminal preferences there is an option to make it transparent. Now, in GNOME Classic with no effects (I think there is no Compiz), this option still exists. However, it is not true ...
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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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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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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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13.04 graphics problem

All of a sudden, the graphics aren't working on my Ubuntu 13.04 64bit. I ran sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday, and now the launcher and dash transparency don't work. What's odd is that the notifications ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get a transparent page/screen in Firefox?

So, everytime I open a new tab (about:newtab) or just a white screen (about:blank). It would be better, Firefox displays my desktop instead (or what's 'behind' firefox) to work more efficient. I ...
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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 14.10 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Looking for a decent looking, battery-oriented desktop environment, with transparent panel

I have Ubuntu running on my laptop, and (especially since my laptop specs are a tad bit higher than budget machines) I need to optimize Ubuntu as much as possible to maximize my battery life. I've ...
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Unable to make Window transparent in Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 12.10 (x64). I used to have transparent window tittle bar using gconf-editor -> apps -> gwd. But in 12.10 editing the value isn't doing ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...