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Old 02-25-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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terminal transparency, again, but...

I tried to search for an answer, but couldn't get anything...

so, basically what I wanted was that (I'm using aterm, and do have a "transparent" bg at the moment...I mean transparent that shows bgimage through the window) in the terminal, I could get _everything_ else transparent but the title bar. in aterm's man page was this entry:

-bw number
This option specifies the width in pixels of the border sur-
rounding the window; resource borderWidth.

and I thought that's it - just "tr", "trsb" "sh xx" etc. and I could get a terminal with a normal title bar, but whole of the rest window "transparent". but no.... -bw won't do a thing? I've tried different values (from 0 to 200, even 1000, but nothing seems to change?) without success...

so I'd like to get rid of the borders of the window, so that there would only be the title bar and then a square-looking, completely transparent (bg-image-tr), borderless area. can this be achieved?

and once again: what the heck is that "-bg number" option if it doesn't even work? huh?

hopefully some guru can clear this a bit for me....
Old 02-25-2004, 02:20 PM   #2
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Have you tried it using your window manager's settings? That is why it's called a window manager, after all....because it manages how your windows look and behave.
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don'k know aterm but this does it in Eterm:

#Eterm -x -F -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-c-90-iso10646-1 --scrollbar 0 --trans --shade 25 --buttonbar 0 -g 80x30-840+0 - font-fx none -f white &
Old 02-26-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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bdp, wow...thanks! just what I wanted. except that it's eterm, not aterm.....but still, thanks a lot.

I guess I'll have to see if aterm has any way to do the same...but this will do perfectly too.

and mikshaw, I'm using fluxbox and haven't checked out the complete options yet...but thanks for advice, I will. I hope I'll get my aterm work the same way some day

thanks for you both, thanks a lot.....


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