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

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Mouse Window Transparency Over Other Programs

I have a Windows program that shows a transparent window over other applications and this transparent window does not trap mouse events over other program windows. When I run this program on Ubuntu 20....
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How to make conky system monitor to work with transparency on Lubuntu 20.04?

I've been using AntiX anew recently and highly recommend it for low-RAM or otherwise "modest" machines as a very good Debian-based distro. On that, I've really been pleased with the conky ...
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On i3 wm, gnome-terminal randomly loses transparency and starts showing cursor traces

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with i3. I have reduced my terminals opacity a bit so the wallpaper is a bit visible through it. Sometimes, seemingly randomly (or at least I haven't figured out what is ...
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Viber not starting on Xubuntu 16.04

After installing viber (version 13.3.1) from official debian package viber won't start normally. Viber is installed using dpkg command: $ dpkg -i viber.deb When viber is started, main window is not ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 fixed color and transparency in the top bar

How can I prevent the Top Bar from changing color and / or transparency? I mean, when I don't have windows that touch the edge I see it transparent and when instead there is some maximized window, or ...
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Can I give filenames an opaque background on the desktop? They are hard to read against a busy wallpaper pattern

In Ubuntu 20.10, it's hard to read the names of items on my desktop when I use a busy wallpaper background image. Can I change a setting or something to make the text blocks have an opaque background?
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Is it possible to set transparency per window in Ubuntu 20.04?

I like for example the function you've got per window "above other windows" Is it also somehow possible to set transparency of a window?
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How can i modify the opacity only for the task manager in Kubuntu 20.04?

In Kubuntu 20.04 i would like to change the opacity of the task manager. I saw some answers to this problem on Ask Ubuntu but i would like the opacity to be modify only in task manager. From the ...
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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?

Edit: The problem in Teams has been solved by Microsoft since the question was asked: Teams screen sharing sessions now capture the mouse pointer also on Linux computers. This makes this question ...
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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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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 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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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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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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