I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I have the same problem I've always had after an installation/upgrade: the terminal's transparent background shows the desktop (not the window that is behind it). I've seen this question.

Most of the time,

gconftool-2 -s '/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager' --type bool true

will get it to work, but this is not the case anymore. I've also tried compiz --replace which does work, but then screws a lot of other stuff up and makes things pretty unusable.

Is there anything else I can do to

$ gnome-terminal --version
GNOME Terminal 3.6.2
  • I suppose it may depend on your graphics card, but I suggest you file a bug report. – Panther May 1 '14 at 16:52
  • @bodhi.zazen is there a canonical spot I can report the bug so that something will be done about it? – Explosion Pills May 2 '14 at 20:00
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    I find this behavior desirable wish I had the steps to reproduce this "bug" as default behavior. – ThorSummoner Dec 1 '15 at 19:08

Run this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.metacity compositing-manager true

And then adjust the transparency settings in the profile preferences.

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