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Old 01-27-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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Embedding Eterm to desktop


Running the latest fluxbox, is it possible to pipe an instance of Eterm so that is it directly embedded in my desktop, with no borders, window framing, and is totally transparent, as can be seen in this screenshot (look in the top left and lower left). I am using the latest stable release of fluxbox, and the same with Eterm. I have searched the forums several times (and google) for Eterm, Eterm themes, Eterm transparent, and I can't seem to find anything that is specific to my problem. If someone has experience with this or knows of a place I haven't looked yet...I would really be greatful for a nudge in the right direction.

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Old 01-27-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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It's possible to make Eterm borderless and totally transparent, but what you're looking at here is probably root-tail or similar application.

http://goof.com/pcg/marc/root-tail.html

BTW, seeing that this is Aleczapka's desktop, I'm going to assume the terminal in the middle is aterm rather than Eterm.

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Old 01-27-2004, 05:56 PM   #3
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It's possible to make Eterm borderless and totally transparent
Any idea how? I've been working on this for several days. I guess i havent been looking hard enough.
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but what you're looking at here is probably root-tail or similar application.
Ok, so what I was actually looking at isn't a terminal...it's just some log files printed to the screen?
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BTW, seeing that this is Aleczapka's desktop, I'm going to assume the terminal in the middle is aterm rather than Eterm.
Is aterm preferable to Eterm?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:20 PM   #4
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>> Any idea how? I've been working on this for several days. I guess i havent been looking hard enough.
The Eterm manpage should give you a good start. Basically it involves creating a ~/.Eterm/themes directory where you can place various configuration files for any look you want. Personally it took me a lot longer than I expected to get a good understanding of it, and by the time I'd gotten it just the way I liked it, I found out aterm would do exactly the same thing I'd gotten from Eterm.

>> Is aterm preferable to Eterm?
Depends on what you prefer. Eterm has more features as far as I can tell, but aterm is easier on system resources.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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Ok thanks, mikshaw. I'll try and glean as much as i can by reading the Eterm theme files. Thanks for all of your help.
 
  


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