Can I make a transparent terminal wallpaper on my desktop?
I've done this in the past but can't remember what I did.
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by Damien - [HowTo] Set Terminal As a Transparent Wallpaper In Your Ubuntu Desktop
Configuring the Terminal Profile
The profile allows you to configure how your Terminal behaves and looks.
Open up your Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal).
Create a new profile (File->New Profile).
Set trans as the profile name.
Under the General tab,
Under the Title and Command tab
Under the Color tab
Under the Effects tab
Under the Scrolling tab
That’s all. Click close to exit.
Configuring via the Compiz Way
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Open up your CCSM (System->Preferences -> Advanced Desktop Effects Setting).
Feel free to adjust the width and the height to match your desktop size.
This will fix the window on the top left hand corner of your desktop (You can use Alt+Left mouse click to move the terminal around)
Close the CCSM. You are done with the configuration. To activate the terminal wallpaper, Press Alt-F2 and enter the following command:
Configuring via the devilspie way (if your computer does not supports Compiz)
sudo apt-get install devilspie
Create the devilspie directory and edit the configuration file.
mkdir ~/.devilspie gedit ~/.devilspie/trans.ds
Enter the following code inside the text editor
(if (matches (window_name) "trans") (begin (set_workspace 1) (below) (undecorate) (skip_pager) (skip_tasklist) (wintype "utility") (geometry "+0+0") (geometry "1280x50") ) )
and save it.
Press Alt-F2, enter
Press Alt-F2 again
The app is called devilspie
There's a screenlet that does that too, much easier than having to redo your entire compiz :)