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Old 06-24-2003, 01:15 PM   #1
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Translucency


I've seen screenshots with translucent terminal windows and panels. How does one achieve these? What about translucent menus?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 01:49 PM   #2
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In this screenshot I use aterm like this:

aterm -geometry 111x32+0+0 -tr -trsb -fg black -bg red -fn anorexia

The -tr and -trsb make the scroolbar and background transparent. I also have Xchat transparent with a tint which can be done through the settings.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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Are you using KDE, GNOME, what? With KDE it is INCREDIBLY simple. Just go into your control center (or whatever it's called lol) and look for effects. I don't know about GNOME and others.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 02:19 PM   #4
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i'm using gnome 2.2 (included w/ Redhat9) - thanks in advance
 
Old 07-27-2003, 08:28 PM   #5
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I have a similar question... I'm using Redhat 8 with KDE 3.1. In the Control Center there are settings for transparency for the konsole under Personalization >> Konsole, but all this seems to do is make the background for the terminal windows match that of the desktop... Can it be truly translucent (i.e., can I be able to see other windows, text, etc, *through* that window?
As for aterm, I can't find any mention of that on my system. (I have a feeling I'm asking a stupid question, but here goes) What is it?
 
Old 07-27-2003, 10:03 PM   #6
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i dotn believe true trasnsluceny is possible but you might want to check otu the xdirectfb project which allows you to turn any gtk app transparent www.directfb.org
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:17 AM   #7
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Thykaloid - aterm is a third party terminal emulator. It is not included in most distributions. Do a google search with 'aterm' for more information.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 04:57 PM   #8
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Ok, thanks, I'll check that stuff out :-)
 
Old 07-28-2003, 05:31 PM   #9
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Hey, well done Crashed_Again. Smart looking screenshot.

regards

John
 
Old 07-28-2003, 05:39 PM   #10
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Quote:
Can it be truly translucent (i.e., can I be able to see other windows, text, etc, *through* that window?
My understanding is that the transparent functions of the terminal simply take a snapshot of the current desktop image and regenerate that as the console background, so you won't see application windows behind your terminal, you see through them to the desktop.
 
  


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