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michaelinux 06-12-2010 08:47 PM

terminal transparency on fluxbox not working?
 
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hi, i'm having a weird problem with "terminal" (the one that comes with xfce) the thing is that the transparency doesn't work, i've xcompmgr running so i can have transparency on fluxbox, i remember the first time i use it, it was working but then i started using konsole, although now that i want to use terminal again it doesn't work, i leave you guys a picture so you can see what i'm talking about.


it doesn't matter if i put the transparency level all the way to the right or the left it doesn't change, neither if i press ok to actually put the settings.

yooy 06-13-2010 12:33 AM

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b=$(xwininfo -name Terminal | grep Window\ id:\ | awk '{print $4}') #get programs window id
transset-df -i $b -t 0.7
I use these commands to set my terminal transparecy,

at place on pic you have transparent background, I have "none"

RockDoctor 06-13-2010 09:00 AM

Haven't really worked with xfce in a while, but don't you have to enable xfwm4's compositor?

michaelinux 06-13-2010 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by RockDoctor (Post 4002048)
Haven't really worked with xfce in a while, but don't you have to enable xfwm4's compositor?

well, i logged in on xfce and enable it and it worked, the terminal turned transparency WHILE i was on xfce, when i went back to fluxbox there was no transparency again... :(

RockDoctor 06-13-2010 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by michaelinux (Post 4002347)
well, i logged in on xfce and enable it and it worked, the terminal turned transparency WHILE i was on xfce, when i went back to fluxbox there was no transparency again... :(

Ok, that makes sense. With XFCE and GNOME, it's the window manager (xfwm or metacity/mutter/compiz) that controls compositing. When running LXDE with openbox, I use xcompmgr to allow for compositing and true transparency in my terminal program (roxterm). I set xcompmgr to autostart with X by placing the following xcompmgr.desktop file in $HOME/.config/autostart:
Code:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=xcompmgr
Name=Xcompmgr
Comment=Compositing manager for X

If you want transparency for windows other than Terminal's, transset is probably the way to go

michaelinux 06-13-2010 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by RockDoctor (Post 4002551)
Ok, that makes sense. With XFCE and GNOME, it's the window manager (xfwm or metacity/mutter/compiz) that controls compositing. When running LXDE with openbox, I use xcompmgr to allow for compositing and true transparency in my terminal program (roxterm). I set xcompmgr to autostart with X by placing the following xcompmgr.desktop file in $HOME/.config/autostart:
Code:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=xcompmgr
Name=Xcompmgr
Comment=Compositing manager for X

If you want transparency for windows other than Terminal's, transset is probably the way to go

well i use xcompmgr with fluxbox, that's why i find weird that i can't set the transparency on terminal, but anyway hopefully somebody will have a solution :(


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