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Old 06-06-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
Larry James
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How to stop inactive windows from loosing their opacity?


Can someone help me to turn off the feature that causes the inactivate windows to loose their opacity. I use two monitors and have a number of applications running on each monitor. All the windows on the monitors have important information that I use. However, all the windows that are not active loose opacity and it's very hard to read their content unless I constantly click on the windows.

One of my next upgrades for this year includes adding a Video card that has support for more than two monitors so that I have easily have even more windows in view. With the opacity lost it's going to be very hard t work in the environment.

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with the default Unity desktop.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or comments.

By the way, I'm sure if I boot into Ubuntu Classic or Unity 2D the problem would go away. However, I'm trying to use the default Unity desktop, as much of my reading appears to indicate some of the alternate boot options might be eventually be removed as an option. Also, I would like to experience the Unity as suggested by the developers. So hopefully this is a feature of the Unity 3D that has a user adjustment control.

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Old 06-06-2011, 05:01 AM   #2
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Boy. That was quick. I was still trying to figure out how to fix the problem after I posted my question. I had worked on it for a few hours toggling most of the features.

I don't know if it happens on most of your systems, but on mine to view features I have to logout and log back in. It's very time consuming. The top menu bar stops working after changing most of the options and isn't viewable until I logout and log back on. I have to either run "gnome-panel" from a terminal window to get a log out menu option or feel the mouse around until I find the logout option to bring the top menu back.

So a few minutes after posting my message and still toggling the features I tested the "Trailfocus" feature which fixed the opacity problem.

Hope this experience helps someone else having problems with the Unity features.

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