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Old 02-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Change terminal to desktop background


I once had a Backtrack 5 installation.

It's terminal was very cool, because, no matter what windows I had open, the terminal could 'x-ray' through them and the terminal background was the same as my desktop's background.


When I set the terminal's background to 'transparent background' it will be transparent that I will see the underlying window.


Anyone who can help me?

Thanks already!
 
Old 02-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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Open terminal go to Edit>>Profile Preferences>>Background
 
Old 02-04-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Open terminal go to Edit>>Profile Preferences>>Background
Yes, then what?
 
Old 02-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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Yes, then what?
read the options and set it
use your eyes and the little gray cells .
 
Old 02-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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read the options and set it
use your eyes and the little gray cells .
As I said in my beginning post, there is no setting there which I can use ...
 
Old 02-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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Transparent Background
 
Old 02-05-2012, 03:03 AM   #7
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Transparent Background
That would make it transparent to the programs I have open, which is firefox and stuff. I want it to be transparent through the programs, so that I can see my desktop.
 
Old 02-05-2012, 03:35 AM   #8
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That would make it transparent to the programs I have open, which is firefox and stuff. I want it to be transparent through the programs, so that I can see my desktop.
erm.. did you actually try it? that option does exactly what you are asking.
 
Old 02-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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erm.. did you actually try it? that option does exactly what you are asking.
No it doesn't, it displays firefox underneath it ...
 
Old 02-05-2012, 12:02 PM   #10
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No it doesn't, it displays firefox underneath it ...
Here on Ubuntu with the normal terminal too: when another application is running at the same time, I see the other application.
What does have some effect is to put the same image on the background of the terminal as is on the desktop but it is not creating a 'looking through-hole' in the other open applications to show the desktop.
I remember seeeing just that a lot of years ago somewhere else so I understand what you mean (but don't know the answer to your question eather).
 
Old 02-05-2012, 01:16 PM   #11
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Ok I just tried it & you are right.
In gnome2 the it would show the desktop background even with windows in front of it.
So basically you will have to compare terminal scripts in gnome 2 & gnome 3.
I will check it out later, myself because I like that feature also.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #12
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I tried to change backgrounds of the terminal Which actually worked but if you change the actual desktop background you end-up with 2 different backgrounds so I'm sure that it's in the script.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #13
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I tried to change backgrounds of the terminal Which actually worked but if you change the actual desktop background you end-up with 2 different backgrounds so I'm sure that it's in the script.
So how would we do that?
 
Old 02-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #14
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I will have to compare the scripts on my machine that has gnome2 with gnome 3 scripts at /usr/share/gnome-terminal/profile-preferences.ui
The shading information starts around line 2226, in gnome 3.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #15
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I think this is what you need, check this page:

http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=6762
 
  


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