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Old 09-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
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Looking for a good, real-transparency terminal

Ok, this is quite the hunt I am on. Reasoning: I'm trying to avoid KDE/Gnome/XFCE. Reasoning why I want to avoid any DEs: I just uninstalled KDE (the last parts of it), and would like to see how much I can get out of my system without having to mess with any of them.

Ok, anyways, back on topic: Currently I use aterm, which lacks real transparency. I do not have XGL installed, not Compiz, and would like to know if such a terminal exist outside of a DE.

I've looked at Eterm some (it looks a bit, hmm, awkward), and I have yet to mess with rxvt (the fact its 2x bigger then aterm is kind of sad).

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Openbox 3.3_rc2
No KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Rox, nor alot of that kind of thing.
Gentoo (their forums I've asked and didn't get much of a responce from, so I'm asking here)
Old 09-07-2006, 04:24 PM   #2
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You can give mrxvt a try.

Old 09-07-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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Thats false transparency still, the site says so.

urxvt is supposed to, although it seem, hmm, a bit buggy with me
Old 09-08-2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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aterm and rxvt offer transparency - but it is simulated still...

I use aterm with fluxbox. Works well for me - even if it is only simulated.

I haven't read of any TRULY transparent terminal program.

If you find one - make sure you post it!
Old 09-08-2006, 11:42 AM   #5
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Well, I guess we'll have to wait for XGL for true transparency

urxvt comes close, but still isn't there


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