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Old 02-25-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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Transparency with Gnome-Terminal


Firstly, I apologize for such a newbie question. I did some searching but the results were numerous, to say the least, and none addressed directly the "problem I'm having". I've been a Linux user for quite some time, however as of late I've needed to use Windows for a work at home situation while my wife had a baby.

When I was running it before, that was Debian as well, I was able to make my gnome-terminal window decorations completely transparent and/or gone - so the terminal appeared to be typing directly on the desktop.

The method I used before to accomplish this was pretty straightforward, these options could be found in the actual terminal's interface and menu options.

However, now, I get the following result:

http://i50.tinypic.com/vz9ezt.jpg

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Old 02-25-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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I can't say I have ever seen anything quite like that before. But it may be a problem with the theme. So you could try a different theme. If That doesn't work instead of making it transparent try adding a background image to the terminal itself then adding transparency. Sorry I couldn't offer more help.
 
Old 02-26-2010, 12:04 AM   #3
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Could you post the exact gnome version you are using ?

and you won't have such problems with Konsole. Ever tried installing that ?
 
Old 02-26-2010, 04:43 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Norwood View Post
Firstly, I apologize for such a newbie question. I did some searching but the results were numerous, to say the least, and none addressed directly the "problem I'm having". I've been a Linux user for quite some time, however as of late I've needed to use Windows for a work at home situation while my wife had a baby.

When I was running it before, that was Debian as well, I was able to make my gnome-terminal window decorations completely transparent and/or gone - so the terminal appeared to be typing directly on the desktop.

The method I used before to accomplish this was pretty straightforward, these options could be found in the actual terminal's interface and menu options.

However, now, I get the following result:

http://i50.tinypic.com/vz9ezt.jpg
To get a transparent background you need to theme the terminal emulator adequately, unless you are using true transparency with compositing. You seem to already have done that.

To remove the decoration you need to configure the window manager adequately (the window decoration is NOT part of the program). Traditional linux window managers will present you with an option in the right click menu over the title bar to remove the decoration, but that (as said) entirely depends on the WM you are using.

Some terminals might let you pass a command line switch or might have a config option to mark the window as "borderless", but whether that will work or not entirely depends (again) in the window manager. It's up to it to respect or ignore that setting.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
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I found an application, Tilda, that does exactly what I want.

I use it for simple commands and other things that don't involve heavy terminal dependency.
 
  


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