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Old 02-04-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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Question Dynamic Transparent Terminal Needed


I am trying to figure out how to make my terminal emulator dynamically transparent ( see through to the action below that window - Browser, video et cettera and not just the default wallpaper) . I figured out how to make transparent but not "dynamic". I have seen people mentioned you need to enable compositing but I am unsure how to do that in Gnome. I recall from a prior use of XFCE this was an option in that WM but I can't find in Gnome or compiz (if needed)

I am running Gnome on Debian Squeeze and have installed compiz.

Any direction would be appreciated. I find reading web tutorials through the terminal to be very helpful so I can practice the command line or even practice commands while watching a good video .

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:40 AM   #2
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the easiest way to enable compositing is to enable the metacity compositing manager.

to do this you need to open gconf-editor

then navigate to the apps>metacity>general>compositing_manager
and tick the check box, please advise if this fixed your query

EDIT: tried this on my machine and worked flawlessly

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
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Cool

Awesome !!! So I don't even need compiz.

Thank You for the effort & response. Worked Brilliantly.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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indeed no need for compiz, however there are tutorials around the interwebz on how to configure and use compiz should you want it. i suggest googling compiz and your distro name
 
  


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