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Old 04-06-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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Lightbulb how can i make linux terminal transeparent


Hi good day

how to make the Linux terminal transeparent so that we can see the the below terminal or other process going on ..
 
Old 04-06-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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Depends which terminal you are using. If you are using gnome-terminal its just go to profile settings and activate transparent.
 
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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Hi elp

I m using GNOME and i tried through edit-profile-background-transparent but it shows the desk wallpaper in background i want to make the completely transparent so we can se the window beside the terminal

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Do you mean see the window behind of the terminal? The option under edit-profile will only give pseudo transparency, all what you will see through the terminal is the desktop background or the wallpaper if you have one set. Search for true transparency with gnome terminal. Also you might want to search for some other terminals that gives more eye candy options.

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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Hi try using a different window manager maybe compiz or mutter
 
Old 04-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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Hi try using a different window manager maybe compiz or mutter
If the OP is running Fedora with Gnome then he uses Mutter already. I also fail to see how changing the WM will compensate lacking options in the terminal.
 
Old 04-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #7
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If the OP is running Fedora with Gnome then he uses Mutter already. I also fail to see how changing the WM will compensate lacking options in the terminal.
That's if and it doesn't.
 
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That's if and it doesn't.
The Fedora icon is displayed under the OP's name and he is stating that he uses Gnome. Unless the OP changed the user agent in his browser to fake that he is running Fedora it is highly unlikely that he is not running Fedora.

@dev@linuxquestion#: I just tested it with Roxterm, it is able to use real transparency, so that you can see other Windows under your terminal.
 
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Hi try using a different window manager maybe compiz or mutter
The reason I say this is because I have the same problem when running metacity, I can see the desktop wallpaper underneath when I switch on transparency.
 
Old 04-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #10
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Hi good day

how to make the Linux terminal transeparent so that we can see the the below terminal or other process going on ..
Maybe you can try a terminal named Eterm, the gnome terminal doesn't support the true transparent but eterm.
 
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Thank you all

Actually i m using fedora 14 with gnome and i tried with gnome terminal but unable to get it
 
Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #12
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Open your terminal.
login as root.
Type the following
yum install compiz-fusion-extras compiz-plugins-main compiz-manager compiz-fusion-extras libcompizconfig compiz-plugins-main-gconf ccsm compiz-gnome compiz-gtk compiz-fusion-extras-gnome fusion-icon

install them.

After the installation go to System -> Preferences -> Desktop Effectes

Selct Compiz

And Enable The Wobble and the Cube Effect if you want.

Then go to your terminal profiles. And enable transperency.
 
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hi Genocide_Hoax
i tried but it still show the desktop wallpaper
 
Old 04-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #14
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Did the installation succeed? Did you Enable Compiz in desktop effects?
 
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sorry fordelay in reply

i installed the packages but unable to open desktop effects
it shwos the error


Desktop effects require hardware 3D support.
 
  


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