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Old 12-18-2004, 12:21 PM   #1
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see through desktop

i never used debian but I just ran across a screenshot of the OS

I use Suse, Red Hat, Xandros, Mandrake and was wodering if I could have this see through effect on those distros just like Debian has? It looks so cool when you can see thorugh your application and see the desktop picture.

Old 12-18-2004, 12:34 PM   #2
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Debian is nothing special......I can do the same thing with Slackware and LFS.........
Old 12-18-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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so how do you do it, which options do you configure in order to have this on your OS?

Old 12-18-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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That isn't even real transparency, it's fake. Most apps can do that, install aterm and start it like this
# aterm -tr -trsb 6.8.0 supports real transparency with the composite extension but it's still pretty buggy and not really worth the effort.
Old 12-18-2004, 07:18 PM   #5
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Gnome and KDE can both do this, Its in the standard configurations for apperance of the Console, and panels, etc...

As noted above its only fake tranparency, so theirs sometimes lag, and windows won't appear through each other.


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