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Old 04-08-2004, 01:06 AM   #1
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fluxbox menu transparency Prob


I just switched to fluxbox a few days ago and I love the sleek uncluttered view. I'm thirsty for more style and I want transparent menus.
I've tried setting the menuAlpha to 160 in the .fluxbox/init file as well as the style file. Neither of those worked. I'm using fbsetbg and I've got feh installed as well.
I've tried adding wpsetters=feh to the fbsetbg line and it did'nt work either.
I've tried it with both the development and stable versions of fluxbox.
Googled it a few times with no info of use.
I've checked the faq on the website too and had no luck.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate it...
Shamon
 
Old 04-08-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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What version of fluxbox are you running? Transparency is only supported in the development release. Currently, 0.9.8.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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I tried it using both 0.1.4 and 0.9.8
Currently I'm using 0.9.8
Thanks for the reply
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:27 PM   #4
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Are you attempting to modify .fluxbox/init while Fluxbox is running? This won't work in some cases.
Have you tried setting the alpha through the menu? (fluxbox menu > configure > Menu Alpha) Right-click increases and left-click decreases. You may need to restart fluxbox for the changes to take effect, but I'm not sure on this.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 04:44 PM   #5
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I don't seem to have a menu option for alpha. I'll try editing the init file while I'm not using fluxbox.
I'll let you know if it works, thanks (y)
 
Old 04-08-2004, 05:42 PM   #6
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No it did'nt help I'm afraid. Any other suggestions?
Oh and I doubt it but, does menu transparency not work withough graphics acceleration?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:55 PM   #7
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I do remember that you have to use a program to set your root windows background that supports transparency. I'm currently using Esetroot which comes with Eterm.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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Right sorry about taking a while to reply. (was redoing floor in computer room)
Yes I have been using Esetroot.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:04 PM   #9
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Okay I fixed it!
For some reason fluxbox ver. 0.9.8 was'nt working with transparency.
Somehow after installing the fluxbox 9.6pre1 it started working.
So if anyone else on a slackware 9.1 distro is having problems with menu transparency, try switching flux versions.
cheers.
 
  


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