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Questions tagged [transparency]

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

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1. No transpanrency in Terminator, 2. Cant compile program “albert” , qt5 problem [on hold]

I have 2 problems, as I have said in title. I dont have trasprancy in terminator, even thou I selected it as option in preferences. I have no idea where and what to look. When i am trying to compile ...
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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?

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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Transparent windows on Ubuntu 17.10

I decided to finally migrate from Windows to Ubuntu for my new Notebook, but now have a series of issues, one of them being how to get transparent windows. I am using Ubuntu 17.10, which comes with ...
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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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Can I automatically remove transparency from layers from jpegs without losing quality?

As well as being a developer, I am an artist. I make most of my artwork with GIMP and I save my artwork into a folder in jpg format. I now make sure that a transparent layer was not accidentally added ...
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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 ...
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Cairo-dock transparency issues x2go

I installed cairo-dock on lubuntu 16.04. It works well, except that every time the dock shows, instead of having pure transparency around the dock, it wipes a patch out of my windows around the dock; ...
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How to fix the problem of drop-down menus being transparent and not readable in Kubuntu 15.10

The Problem: The task manager dropdown menus are all transparent and not readable at all. The same goes for all the dropdown menus of libre office. I have tried to change the desktop theme but the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 launcher transparency doesn't work, possible driver issue

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that the launcher had no transparency, so I looked up the problem and found that Unity Tweak Tool could help. However, this was no use at all, no matter ...
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Launcher Problems

I'd like to be able to move the launcher to the bottom instead of the left and also make the launcher background fully transparent. I looked around a bit but couldn't find a clear answer. I would ...
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Xfce notes background

I tried xfce Notes and liked it a lot. This lightweight app does the job and the backups are easy (all notes are located in ~/.local/share/notes/). Is it possible to remove transparency and change ...
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background tab dissapeared in terminal profile preferences

Recently I tried to solve a problem with evince annotation removal feature I update my version but this didn't solve the problem and I lost the transparency feature that was really handy to start to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 conflicting Alt+Scroll behavior

Alt+Scroll is in Xubuntu overloaded to have two behaviors: alter window transparency when mouse is positioned on title bar, or zoom otherwise. When I position the mouse cursor on a window title bar ...
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Terminal loses transparency with theme

I'm kinda new to Linux but I'm a fast learner and experienced IT. Anyway, I recently did a dual boot on my system (Windows 10 / Ubuntu) and I'm using gnome as my DE. Everything works very well except ...
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How to put a transparent image over everything [duplicate]

I am creating a program for Ubuntu which should be able to display an image (probably animated) over the top of all windows, although if the image is over the top of a button on an application, it ...
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Make terminal window directly transparent to Ubuntu wallpaper [duplicate]

So before I came to Linux I was using Windows and stumbled upon a Kali version, in which when you opened a terminal and you could see through every window (Firefox) directly to your wallpaper. Q: ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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Can't open Terminal!

I've customized the terminal to put a transparency. But I put a start command "dir" to see what happen, now I open the terminal ,he makes a dir and closes. Before I could to change the default profile ...
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Fading image in Libre Office [closed]

I want to fade a image and adjust the opacity in LibreOffice. So that I can write over it. I don't know how to do it. Please help me.
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booted lubuntu 14.04, canot install because installation window is empty or transparent

I booted Lubuntu 14.04 from a live CD on my old G5 PowerPC. All system windows I try to open are kind of transparent and when I move them, they drag the background with them. So I cannot install ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Some windows with transparent background

Some windows are behaving strangely by having a transparent background. ie system monitor in the image. edit: Is not only the system monitor, here an example with gedit:
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Ubuntu 14.10 transparent window title bar

Is there a way to make the window title bars transparent in 14.10? The transparent panel and launcher looks wonderful, but without the transparency of the title bars, the whole surface looks ...
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Ubuntu 14 lubuntu terminal transparency does not work

I have tried other related question on lubuntu desktop, on Ubuntu 14, on my Lenovo Laptop Z50. But the screen is not transparent.
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How do I adjust transparency of background windows?

When I switch away from windows (with alt-tab), they seem to turn semi-transparent. When I have a number of windows stacked (but not taking up the full screen), some of the ones behind the (opaque) ...