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Old 07-31-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Translucent Windows


http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=13969

How do I go about installing something like this?
 
Old 07-31-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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Looks ok, but I've not seen it done in a real WM. If you want transparency, try http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Xorg_X11_and_Transparency it's a Gentoo forum, but it works for most distros - I'm on Slack- Current & E17 at the mo.

HTH,

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Old 08-01-2005, 03:49 AM   #3
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just install the debian package then you will find it in the kde control center -> appearances -> window decoration
 
Old 08-01-2005, 08:06 AM   #4
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just install the debian package then you will find it in the kde control center -> appearances -> window decoration
I'll try that when I get home
 
Old 08-01-2005, 08:57 AM   #5
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If you have 3d hardware acceleration working, then you should use the MUCH cooler OpenGL version: Crystal-GL

In either case, download the Debian version. Then install by logging on in a terminal as root and type in:

dpkg -i filename.deb

If you have 3d hardware acceleration, the OpenGL version is much faster, consumes fewer CPU cycles, and has an eye-poppingly cool lens effect. It's really slick to move around windows just to see the lens effect as you slide it over your desktop background.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:16 AM   #6
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I was wondering how they make it translucent?

OS control all the image's alpha channel or something else.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:32 AM   #7
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Originally posted by IsaacKuo
If you have 3d hardware acceleration working, then you should use the MUCH cooler OpenGL version: Crystal-GL

In either case, download the Debian version. Then install by logging on in a terminal as root and type in:

dpkg -i filename.deb

If you have 3d hardware acceleration, the OpenGL version is much faster, consumes fewer CPU cycles, and has an eye-poppingly cool lens effect. It's really slick to move around windows just to see the lens effect as you slide it over your desktop background.
Guess I should learn to install my nVidia driver.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 12:56 PM   #8
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Re: Translucent Windows

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Originally posted by COKE CAN
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=13969

How do I go about installing something like this?
Heres a quick way to make aterm transparent. Well it just emulates the desktop background, but still looks good.

aterm -ls -tr -tint grey60 +sb -tinttype true -fg lightblue

Just install aterm, and use this command to launch it, I usually put it in my terminal icons command in it's properties.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 06:14 PM   #9
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You don't even need to do all of that. I looked around after I read this, found the properties of the terminal window, and clicked a radio button allowing transparency. It unghosted a slider to make it transparent, and voila.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 07:01 PM   #10
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You don't even need to do all of that. I looked around after I read this, found the properties of the terminal window, and clicked a radio button allowing transparency. It unghosted a slider to make it transparent, and voila.
Where did you find this?
 
Old 08-01-2005, 07:50 PM   #11
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Open up Terminal (XChat also works with this, but the menu set-up is slightly different), go to Edit>Profiles, then select Default and click edit. On the screen that comes up, go to the Effects tab and click the radio button with 'Transparent background' next to it. That is all there is to it. Enjoy!
 
Old 08-01-2005, 08:45 PM   #12
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Dope, thanks!
 
  


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