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Old 03-19-2015, 11:15 AM   #1
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hi peeps just looking a way to configure my terminal so that i can see my wallpaper when my terminal window overlaps the likes of internet page

help would be very much appreciated
 
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Most terminal emulators have a transparency option in their settings dialog, have you tried that?
 
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Most terminal emulators have a transparency option in their settings dialog, have you tried that?
yeah tryed that, its hard to explain what i mean i want it to show my desktop background even if my terminal window is overlapping another window, like in gnome desktop on debian wheezy 7.8
 
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yeah tryed that, its hard to explain what i mean i want it to show my desktop background even if my terminal window is overlapping another window, like in gnome desktop on debian wheezy 7.8
In the terminal editors I have seen so far this only works when you use fake transparency, which is offered for example with rxvt-unicode. AFAIK, most terminal emulators that can't be configured as extensibly as XTerm, rxvt, ..., automatically will use real transparency (showing underlying windows instead of the desktop background) when it is made available by compositors.
So, as I see it, the solution to your problem is either to turn off compositing or to use a terminal emulator that gives you a fake transparency option.
 
  


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