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 ambiance theme... any help?

1 Answer 1


This is a well-known bug of the classic GNOME environment, as far as I know there is nothing to do about it. You used to be able to patch the panel code so it becomes properly transparent, though it will not work anymore for GNOME 3.

  • Can you please post the link to the bug?
    – Ravi
    Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23
  • I couldn't find it, but I did came across this small tutorial: howtogeek.com/howto/43673/… . You need Compiz, though.
    – user77111
    Aug 30, 2012 at 17:28

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.