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Old 08-01-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
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Transparent Console, Embedded in Desktop?


You've all seen the screenshots-- A transparent console, embedded into the desktop. They look damn cool

(1) What software would I need to accomplish it?

(2) Would it be possible to embedd a permanent multi-aterm -tr into the desktop, maybe using the xinitrc file?

(3) What other progs should I consider to enhance the look of my desktop? (I use either fluxbox or xfce4.)

-thanks
 
Old 08-01-2004, 10:31 PM   #2
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Root-tail:
http://www.goof.com/pcg/marc/root-tail.html
It's not a full console, though...it merely tails files.

I've got a transparent, borderless aterm which is loaded at X startup, and i think it fits nicely into the "damn cool" list. It's not actually "embedded" into the root window, but looks like it is.

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Old 08-01-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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Re: Transparent Console, Embedded in Desktop?

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(3) What other progs should I consider to enhance the look of my desktop? (I use either fluxbox or xfce4.)
Just leave it as plain as possible ;)

Clear + plain = beautiful

Cheers,
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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thanks! root-tail is what I was looking for

oh - and I agree that simplicity is great..but its too common these days, and looks sterile.
IMO: simplicity & originality & personalization == damn cool
 
  


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