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Old 09-24-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
valdiorn
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Running programs ON the desktop


I'm trying to design a good workflow. I'm using Fedora 5 and Gnome, and I'm trying to do transparent terminals properly. I have the transparent and borderless terminal (Eterm), but I don't want it to run like any other program. What I want is Eterm always being in the background, and unable to obscure other windows, and even better, if there is some way that Eterm does not appear in the taskbar, that would also be great.

Basically, I want the terminal to be started at startup and superimposed on the desktop, like Super-Karamba for example. I found some script that can make KDE do this, but I'm not using KDE http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=17473

So, can anybody help?
 
Old 09-24-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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Ok, so I was able to modify that script a little and make it work. It uses kstart to run the program, and does exactly what I want

However, I'm pretty new to Linux, I'm guessing kstart is a daemon, but in case of emergency, how to I find and kill kstart (to make the terminal disappear)???
 
Old 09-25-2006, 11:59 AM   #3
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well, I answered my own question again, ps -e and kill xxxx did the trick...

For anyone interested in having a TRUE transparent, bordeless desktop terminal, here's the command I'm using (this requires KDE, though, but should work under any desktop, I guess... I haven't been using Linux for so long )

kstart --alldesktops --keepbelow --skippager --skiptaskbar Eterm --geometry 200x10+20+850 --borderless --scrollbar=false &

You can also incorporate a -t theme_name if you want to use a theme on Eterm, and also be sure to change the geometry properties to fit your needs.
Toss that line into an executable text file, load it at startup and voila!: one impressive console
 
Old 09-26-2006, 09:31 AM   #4
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