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Old 04-25-2014, 01:52 AM   #1
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Question transparent terminals on the desktop in mint 16


I am looking to find a way to integrate the transparent terminals into my desktop. I am fimiliar with Conky and that you can make a terminal transparent but I dont want any borders showing at all.
 
Old 04-25-2014, 09:08 AM   #2
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Conky won't do it.
devilspie will.

But it's been awhile since I've used it. That was on gnome 2.x and I'm not certain if it'll work on Cinnamon, or whatever LM DE you are using.

The particulars of the gnome 2.x adventure are documented at http://bournetoraiseshell.com/articl...00716122438227

Good luck!

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Old 04-25-2014, 10:06 PM   #3
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What desktop environment and what terminal emulators?

Many terminals have configuration settings that allow you to enable transparency, depending on the desktop environment. I've never messed with borders.

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Old 04-25-2014, 10:39 PM   #4
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you will find that the week of work put into that will "be cool" for about 15 minuets of using it

You will find that after using that for 15 to 20 min.
you will reset it back
using a Black background and green text is still one of the BEST set ups
the green CRT's of the 80's DID work well
 
Old 04-25-2014, 10:42 PM   #5
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Actually, I quite like my transparent terminals, but I do not set them to 100% transparency. I shade them to about 50 per cent.

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Old 04-26-2014, 12:44 AM   #6
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To expand on franbell's post, if he does not mind, with many (most?) terminals, a right-click inside the terminal display will generate a menu that includes preferences. Transparency, colours and other things can be adjusted and changed there.
 
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r-click in the terminal window or l-click on the menu on the top
someplace in that will be " edit current profile" or something like that
( different terminals do things a bit differently )

there should be a slider on one of the configuration windows that sets color and "transparency"
 
Old 04-26-2014, 09:41 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Actually, I quite like my transparent terminals, but I do not set them to 100% transparency. I shade them to about 50 per cent.
Same here
 
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To expand on franbell's post, if he does not mind,
I never mind. That's how I learn stuff (that and having my mistakes corrected!).
 
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Well, crap, I read embedded.
Must have had too much| not enough caffeine.
 
  


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