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Old 09-30-2003, 10:45 AM   #1
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Aterm and tinting

I just downloaded and installed aterm for the transparency. I an running it by typing 'aterm -tr -sh 50', and my background picture that I set with bsetbg is not being displayed in the aterm window. It displays whatever I last set witt bsetroot. However, if I just use 'aterm -tr', the picture displays fine in the aterm window. What am I doing wrong?
Old 09-30-2003, 10:50 AM   #2
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I would recommend setting the tinting, etc through the ~/.Xresources file. Here is the aterm section of mine:
# ************************* ATERM ************************* 
Aterm*background:       black
Aterm*foreground:       White
Aterm*scrollBar:        false
Aterm*transparent:      true
Aterm*shading:          40
Aterm*font:             9x15
Just include a line called Aterm*tinting:

You can give it an RGB value or even use one of the many color names in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt.

Using ~/.Xresources will have aterm pull the configurations from that file, and you won't have to call aterm with all those arguments to get the effects you want.

Last edited by Locura; 09-30-2003 at 10:52 AM.
Old 09-30-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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Hmm...apparently all I needed to do was restart X, cause after I did that for something, I brought up an aterm and it had shaded transparency. Oh well


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