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Kupo 05-02-2007 06:43 PM

Fluxbox Transparency
Ive recently configured fluxbox almost 100% to my prefrences, i just cant get transparency to work, when i click on any window/taskbar it has the option to change but when i set different values nothing changes. also in aterm i cannot set any transparency options, not sure if they are related or not.

Centinul 05-02-2007 07:54 PM

Check this link: Transparency - Fluxbox-wiki



comprookie2000 05-02-2007 08:09 PM

For Fluxbox check your ~/.fluxbox/init
cat ~/.fluxbox/init
make sure everything is pointing to your /home and not something like /usr/share/fluxbox
What do you use to set the background?
Esetroot or feh work good
Are you using ~/.fluxbox/startup?
for aterm I use .Xdefaults

aterm*cursorColor: green
aterm*colorMode: true
aterm*borderwidth: 0
aterm*pointerColor: yellow
aterm*transparent: true
aterm*shading: 60
aterm*background: black
aterm*foreground: white
aterm*scrollBar: false
aterm*fading: 60
aterm*geometry: 100x25+20+5
aterm*loginShell: True
aterm*font: -*-terminus-medium-*-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

Kupo 05-02-2007 08:21 PM

hmm, dosnt seem to work correctly, it dosnt show background thru transparency, also it dosnt work with the fluxbox menu

Centinul 05-02-2007 08:31 PM

Kupo --

You might want to explain what you tried to the letter instead of just saying it didn't work. This may prove more useful.



Kupo 05-02-2007 08:32 PM

okay yeah that did it, i installed feh, loaded background, and now transparency works, only thing is now aterm looks like its not reading my .Xdefaults file, i copied/pasted yours and no change

comprookie2000 05-02-2007 08:37 PM

Sorry Fedora uses .Xresources
That is for emacs but just put the aterm stuff in there and then run
xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
should work

Kupo 05-02-2007 08:56 PM

cool works perfectly, one last request, the little box above the bar on the top of the window at top left, how do you remove that?

comprookie2000 05-02-2007 09:02 PM

Fluxbox menu -> configure -> tab options -> and check tabs in titlebar
here is mine;

Kupo 05-02-2007 09:22 PM

there a way to send programs to the fluxbar sys tray? ie audacious and firefox
also is there a way to doubleclick on menubar to maximize without reinstalling from source?

comprookie2000 05-02-2007 09:45 PM


there a way to send programs to the fluxbar sys tray? ie audacious and firefox
I don't know I just min them, you can right click and iconfy but takes more time. Another nice way of starting apps is
here is mine

Mod1 Tab :NextWindow
Mod1 Shift Tab :PrevWindow
Mod1 F1 :Workspace 1
Mod1 F2 :Workspace 2
Mod1 F3 :Workspace 3
Mod1 F4 :Workspace 4
Mod4 a :ExecCommand aterm
Mod4 m :ExecCommand xmms
Mod4 n :ExecCommand nautilus --no-desktop --browser
Mod4 e :ExecCommand xedit
Mod4 f :ExecCommand firefox
Mod4 s :ExecCommand streamtuner
Mod4 t :ExecCommand thunderbird
Mod4 p :ExecCommand alsaplayer
Mod4 r :ExecCommand rhythmbox
Mod4 z :ExecCommand 3ddesk  --mode=linear
Mod4 Right :ExecCommand 3ddesk  --gotoright --nozoom
Mod4 x :ExecCommand 3ddesk  --mode=cylinder
Mod4 Left :ExecCommand 3ddesk  --gotoleft --nozoom
Mod4 Down :ExecCommand 3ddesk --view=carousel
Mod4 c :ExecCommand 3ddesk --mode=carousel

Mod4 is the windows key, so we get some use out of it.

also is there a way to doubleclick on menubar to maximize without reinstalling from source?
not sure what you mean reinstalling from source ...

juboba 06-08-2007 11:14 AM

Cool desktop comprookie2000!!
I'm looking that status viewer that you have on your desktop, but I don't know how it is called.
I'm having trouble now with the windows border transparency. I remember that before I ever used composite I could use "transparency" from fluxbox to make transparent the borders of the windows and the menu, but now it simply wont work.
Could you please describe the software we can see in that pic?
The other problem I'm having now is that when I use xcompmgr the background turns black. =(

comprookie2000 06-08-2007 11:51 AM

For the transparency try menu -> fluxbox menu -> configure -> Transparency -> Force Pseudo-Transparency may work
Thats conky
The launcher up top is wbar
and thanks need anything just ask

latest screenshot

juboba 06-08-2007 02:10 PM

Thank you, but I still can't get the simple transparency to work, downloading conky and wbar :P

comprookie2000 06-08-2007 02:37 PM

How are you setting the background?

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