Questions tagged [transparency]

When something is "see-through", it is transparent - an effect commonly applied to desktop windows.

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How to control what indicator apps run

Recently updated to Ubuntu 20.04 and then discovered that I can change the background of the gnome-panel (I'm a gnome guy and using flashback to have the old gnome2 stuff running, thus gnome-panel). ...
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Top bar customization with dconf-editor in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

I've made Ubuntu dock transparent with dconf-editor by changing background-opacity value to 0 in the path /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/. But I don't see a path to edit top bar transparency ...
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GNOME Classic bottom bar transparency

So I am using the GNOME classic shell, I have been able to make the top bar transparent using the Dynamic Panel Transparency in gnome tweaks, but I hate that the bottom bar does not match and is still ...
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Workarounds for mouse pointer visibility in screen sharing sessions?

I'm doing screen sharing with Microsoft Teams on Linux. My mouse pointer is not visible to the people I share the screen with. This is a known shortcoming of the Linux version: https://docs.microsoft....
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Transparent window borders Ubuntu MATE 18.04

Is there a way in MATE 18.04 to change the window borders to allow alpha transparency? I've tried using the dconf-editor with no luck. Then I tried to change the /usr/share/themes/Ambiant-MATE/...
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Make any application window title bar transparent in Ubuntu 18.04

How can I make application window bars transparent in Ubuntu 18.04? I've searched online but haven't found anything for this version.
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freecad window gets transparent

Recently, my freecad encountered with a strange problem of being transparent. When I open it, there is no problem (image). But when I select to go to a specific workplace, say part, the window gets ...
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How to control opacity of Kubuntu default panel?

I use Kubuntu 18.04 with all recent updates. My issue is that Kubuntu default panel is always transparent (the one on the screen bottom, with task manager, system tray and application launcher). ...
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How to make the windows' title bars transparent in Ubuntu 18.04?

(I'm new to Ubuntu, and Linux systems in general.) Hello! I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with the default theme that it came with, and I want to make the title bar in every window - transparent. So it ...
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How to get Aero Glass effect (transparency in window decorations) in KDE Plasma 5?

How can I enable an effect similar to Aero Glass in Windows for window's titlebars without switching the default Breeze theme? It can be done pretty easily in Unity/Compiz by gsettings altering ...
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Accidental transparent window

I have pressed some strange combination of keys while in the terminator window and it seems to have sent them in some kind of 'background' by making the windows transparent. The first image is the ...
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How to make KDE Plasma taskbar panel transparent?

I am using KDE Plasma, Currently the taskbar panel is looking like Windows. Can we make it transparent ? If Yes, How ?
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How can I make a transparent background for a picture?

I want to make a transparent background for pictures. I need a tool or a method that works like Photoshop wizard. Please give instructions along with software recommendations.
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How to keep GNOME panel transparent even when app is maximized in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am using GNOME's "Dash-to-panel" extension for shifting status bar to the top and same for the transparency. In Desktop mode, the transparency is there on status bar However, Status Bar ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Xfce alt scroll window opacity resets everytime I close the window

The title describes it! Basically when I use alt+scroll to change the window transparency, it works and the opacity changes. But when I close that window, the opacity resets the next time I open any ...
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How to remove transparency when resizing a window [kubuntu 19.04]

As shown in other windows become transparent when I resize one. How can I remove this effect?
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Full transparency on Ubuntu 19.04 dock

How can I set Ubuntu 19.04'S dock to transparent? I have already set: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock customize-alphas true gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 + Gnome 3.32 = How to get dynamic transparency to dock and top bar back?

Can somebody help with getting dynamic transparency to dock and top bar back please? I found some gnome extensions but only for top bar and I want it to work for both (dock and top bar). In Ubuntu 18....
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How do I make wthe window borders have a transparent look to them in Ubuntu 18.10?

I've seen that people have asked the same question, but they are all from the 12.04 era. What I want is to make the window borders have a transparency to them, like the top bar when no app is in full ...
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Strange “ghost images” / transparency effect in full-screen videos

A strange problem manifested on my machine recently, and I'm really at a loss when trying to resolve it, as I don't even know how to google this. I was watching Netflix full-screen one fine day, on ...
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Can we have a transparent HUD like image/information layer on display?

Sometimes I adore the HUD information or to have a favorite image picture on the front of the display layer (always on top and un-clickable). That would look like this and help our operation or just ...
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How to set only a cpu bar to be transparent in Conky?

I need a transparent bar measure to improve my conky theme visual that's being created by me.Can anyone help me to solve this issue sharing a code for me please?Thanks! :)
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How to remove all window transparency effects

I would like to remove all transparency effects from windows in Ubuntu 18.04. An example: If the browser is below the terminal window I can see the bookmarks bar and everyhing else through it. How to ...
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How to have termite background transparency without text being affected?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 with i3 and Compton compositor. Now I installed termite and I really want a transparent background. which I can achieve by adding this in my termite config [colors] ...
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Overlay translucent image on desktop / above all windows

I want a translucent PNG overlayed on top of my screen (above all windows). I'm using this to mark a visible region while streaming. So far I've figured out that qiv -transparent filename.png will ...
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Will there be complete windows transparency management in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am a huge fan of Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity Desktop Manager allowing to customize plenty of things with Compiz Config Settings Manager (CCSM), among many many others, I name the windows transparency! :...
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Any software opening a png image in a way that trasparent parts show behind windows?

I need a software that could open a png file which has some transparent parts (alpha channel) in a way that transparent parts are really transparent in the software window (not checkered parts as it ...
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How to make Dash-to-Panel in Ubuntu 18.04 transparent on maximized windows?

I've already tried the following: Full transparency on Ubuntu 18.04 dock But I just need to make the panel transparent, and I can't find any way to do so successfully. The gray opaque panel doesn't ...
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How to change window opacity using mouse wheel or shortcut in Xfce 4.12? [duplicate]

I tried some advice here, but it doesn't work. I want window opacity be changed on mouse wheel or on shortcut pressed (like in KDE).
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Not clickable transparent window on ubuntu desktop

The past couple of days two transparent window areas appeared on my ubuntu desktop, which are not clickable. This is a printscreen on my desktop where you can clearly see the windows I am referring ...
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How to make Emacs transparent with i3-wm?

As instructed here I added the following lines to my emacs configuration file: (set-frame-parameter (selected-frame) 'alpha '(85 . 50)) (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(alpha . (85 . 50))) But ...
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How do I make Panel always transparent like the Dock in GNOME 3?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. I want the Panel to be always transparent instead of dynamic transparency.
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How do I disable Dock and Panel transparency?

See the image below. The transparency is a bit much, and makes it difficult to see the Panel icons. How do I disable it? I'm using Ubuntu 17.10.
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How to make notification panel popup tray transparent in GNOME 3

I've just installed Ubuntu 17.10. I am new in using GNOME Desktop Environment. Ubuntu is shipped with a slightly modified version of GNOME 3 desktop and they made the top panel transparent. But when I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity solid black panel instead of being transparent

Im having really weird issue going on with unity desktop. As you can see on screenshot my main monitor(on left) is having panel solid black and my secondary monitor(on right) is having properly ...
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How To make LXTerminal of lubuntu 16.04 transparent?

I want to know How To make LXTerminal of lubuntu 16.04 transparent ?
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How to set application's transparency/opacity in Kubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

With Compton, it's possible to have opacity rules like this: opacity-rule = [ "60:name ~= '^Mahjongg$'", "70:name ~= 'Settings - Google Chrome$'", "70:name ~= '...
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How can I make the Xubuntu window title bar transparent?

I'm looking to make the Xubuntu window title bar transparent (something like Windows Aero). How can I do this? My taskbar is already transparent-ish by default.
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UI problems after upgrade to 16.10. font transparency issue

UI got problem after upgrading to 16.10. Does anyone know what is the problem? My machine: Lenovo Ideapad 11014AST
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Where are the Compiz-Settings stored

I'm trying to locate the item's stored in my opacity settings so i don't have to manually add this settings on each install i do. I have tried so "locate compiz" and txt search my home for the ...
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How do I change opacity of title bars in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've heard that unity is using it's own window manager so that I can't change the opacity using CompizConfig... But is there an alternative? I already made the main title bar transparant together ...
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Change opacity of single window

I notice Xubuntu can let me change the opacity of inactive windows, which seems nice for having small videos playing while showing my terminal below. But it quickly gets annoying when doing anything ...
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Java app's transparent JPanel is garbled when run on Kubuntu

I have a Java application that works perfectly fine on Windows and apparently on Mac as well, but I cannot get it to work on Kubuntu without overlapping, garbled output. I have tried launching the ...
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How to set rules in compton

I have found really different configs of compton in the internets, and I just don't understand which part of them is up to date. I tried to make compton use those config files (or their mashed up ...
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How to make windows transparent by default

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 ...
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I cannot change the opacity of titlebars in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS!

I've used the dconf-editor and changed the metacity-theme-active-opacity metacity-theme-inactive-opacity value but nothing happen. Can anyone help me with this. Much thanks!
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Cannot Change Launcher Opacity Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I installed both Unity Tweak Tool and Compiz Config Settings Manager to try and make my launcher transparent in Ubuntu 16.04. Adjusting the launcher transparency in both of these programs had no ...
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Fonts on desktop have a full border

I am running 16.04 with Xfce and have a small issue. All my desktop icons have the text label displayed on a coloured background. What I mean is, the text background of the text is not transparent. I ...
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How to disable transparency when a window is highlighted?

I'm using KDE 5.5.5 and have enabled highlighting windows in task manager settings. The problem is, I have a lot of windows open and when highlighting some windows they are barely readable under a ...
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How to make the search panel non-transparent in 16.04?

In unity-control-center and unity-tweak-tool I did not find this option. MyUnity is not avaliable anymore. If there is a way to get rid of all panel/window (semi)transparencies in Ubuntu, it would be ...