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 transparency?
If you choose the "Static blur" option the the Dash blur is set the 1st time you use the Dash per session.
So if you open the Dash over an appropriate background then that's what you'll get for the rest of the session, what you then open the Dash over won't matter
For a short time in 11.10 the "No Blur"; option used to provide a dark,solid dash, that's fallen by the wayside & no blur is pretty much worthless
Can be adjusted in the
unity plugin > experimental settings in ccsm
If ccsm, (compizconfig-settings-manager) is installed & you wish to go directly to the unity settings then
Alt+F2, type in
about:config and hit Enter.
It can also be set from terminal,
2=active blur (the default
Open a terminal and type the below command
gconftool-2 -s -t integer /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/dash_blur_experimental 1
I found this one.
Just put in your
~/.xprofile (make new file if it doesn't exist):
It also disables other animations like pop-up blur etc. It works with Ubuntu 13.04, maybe also with previous versions.