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Oxagast 10-08-2006 12:52 PM

X11 apply transparancy to an application
 
Hi,
Does anybody know of an easy way to start an application with transparancy turned on. As in, any application. I just want to start GKrellM transparent so it fits in better with my desktop, fluxbox's stuff is already transparent. I did try a program called xcompmgr, but it would tend to mess with other stuff on the desktop indescriminatly. I sort of want a command line thing that I can start GKrellM under that will automatically make it transparent when it starts, but not affect anything else.

Marshall

bulliver 10-08-2006 01:55 PM

Just use the transparent theme for gkrellm...

I can't seem to find a link for it but I have posted it on my website for you:
http://badcomputer.org/Transparent.tar.bz2

Unpack it in your ~/.gkrellm/themes/ directory

Oxagast 10-08-2006 02:08 PM

But then I would have to use that theme and not one that matches the rest of my desktop. I know theres a way to make GKrellM transparent the same way fluxbox and xcompmgr make things transparent.

bulliver 10-08-2006 02:14 PM

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But then I would have to use that theme and not one that matches the rest of my desktop
What's to match? It's transparent...you just see the desktop image.

Oxagast 10-08-2006 05:01 PM

I have a grey Fluxbox theme and a matching grey GKrellM theme, I dont want it all the way see-through or it'd be hard as hell to see, but if it was just tinted a little bit grey it'd be fine. I just like things to match or it bugs me, thats all.


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