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Old 05-13-2003, 06:38 PM   #1
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Transparency of windows?


I have often seen desktop screenshots with pictures of transparent windows such as terminals. Is this a specific terminal or is there a waty i could, say for example, make xterm be transparent???
 
Old 05-13-2003, 06:45 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about xterm but I know you can make your background tranparent in aterm using the -tr switch:

aterm -tr
 
Old 05-13-2003, 06:49 PM   #3
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thanks, but unfortunatley for me, i dont think i have aterm because it says the command cannot be found
 
Old 05-13-2003, 06:52 PM   #4
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You can always download it. I checked the man pages for xterm but I didn't see anything dealing with transparency. There might be a way to do it though.
 
Old 05-13-2003, 07:02 PM   #5
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I downloaded it and it worked, thats pretty cool, thanks for your help!!! (if ur wondering why i wanted this...just because i thought it looked cool and i wanted to know how it was done ) thanks again!
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:30 AM   #6
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i have seen screenshots where the terminal window title bar is also transparent, making the entire window transparent.i m running blackbox/slack9.

how do i accomplish this?
is there a way to make the menu in blackbox transparent?
is there a program for blackbox that does this?
does this eat up memory?

thanks in adivance for responses =)
 
Old 07-01-2003, 05:42 AM   #7
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I use Eterm with transparent background:

command: Eterm -O

In the menu you can make the scrollbar and borders disappear.
On my screen you see nothing but characters.
You can also edit the config file and set all this to default.

The transparency is not a real transparency. It copies the relevant part of the desktop wallpaper and uses it as a background. If another window is there, it will disappear behind the transparent window!
But other than that, it looks great.

Cheers,
Jan
 
Old 07-01-2003, 05:18 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure that DirectFB has an option for transparency of any/all windows.
 
  


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