Is it possible for windows to be transparent by default in Unity 7.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? I used the opacity tool in CompizConfig Settings Manager to set up a keyboard shortcut, but is there a way to have windows be transparent by default?

  • Related: docs.unity3d.com/Manual/… – Elder Geek Nov 23 '16 at 17:19
  • question has been revised, no longer a duplicate – cheesits456 Nov 23 '16 at 19:09
  • Do you mean the transparency applied to all window? – Jim Jan 10 '17 at 7:38
  • @Liso I want all windows to be slightly seethrough when they're opened - right now they're all completely opaque by default but I can use a keyboard command to change it - I don't want to have to use a keyboard command, I want it to be transparent by default when I first open a window – cheesits456 Jan 10 '17 at 7:51

NOTE: For those who interested on getting transparent window, you might want to install Compiz Settings and its plugins:

sudo apt install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins

  1. Press Alt + F2, type ccsm on field to launch Compiz Setting.

  2. On Accessibility section, click Opacity Brightness & Saturation plugin.

  3. On the current tab, expand Window Specific Settings.

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  1. Click New button, then click + and Edit Match window will be appear.

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  1. On Type field, change value from "Window Class" to "Window Type". Then type "Normal" on Value field. Don't forget to click Add when you're done.

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  1. Back to edit window, you have to set your preferred opacity values, you can set the values from 0 to 100. Less values make the window more transparent, we'll use 80 for example.

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  1. Click Close then, as you can see there are new defined specific settings.

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Before effect

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After effect

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  • Good answer ! You might also mention that ccsm is not installed by default so user will likely need to run sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jan 10 '17 at 10:27
  • @Serg nah I have ccsm – cheesits456 Jan 10 '17 at 22:14
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    @ChristianF97 Sure, you have, but other users who find this answer via Google might not have it. It's always best to make answers as general as possible – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jan 11 '17 at 1:09
  • Does this work on ubuntu 19.04? – Tharaka Dilshan Jul 27 at 11:15

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