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Old 01-26-2016, 07:38 AM   #1
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MATE Desktop terminal transparency change?


Hi all,

This is a relatively minor issue but I wonder if it's affecting anyone else.

I run a desktop with CentOS 7.2 and MATE Desktop. After a recent reboot, I noticed a change to transparency in terminal windows. Basically, before this reboot/update, transparent terminals showed only the desktop background - which I prefer. Now, they show both the background and any other windows behind them (be it another terminal, a browser, etc).

I see that I can choose a background option of "Background image" which is more similar to the old behavior, but then it looks like the image is created individually in each window rather than just showing the entire thing across all windows.

My MATE versions are 1.12 (updated around Jan 19) and I get them from EPEL.

Thanks for any pointers.
 
Old 01-26-2016, 01:08 PM   #2
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HAHA I've been trying to figure out how to get my transparency to just show the window below it, want a trade pc's? LoL

aterm transparency

I too think it has a lot to do with what or which Terminal you're using.

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Old 01-26-2016, 01:27 PM   #3
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Basically, before this reboot/update, transparent terminals showed only the desktop background - which I prefer. Now, they show both the background and any other windows behind them (be it another terminal, a browser, etc).
the former is called fake transparency, the latter is "real" transparency or compositing.
so you probably want to disable compositing.
i do not know how to do that in mate. window manager tweaks/settings, maybe?
 
Old 02-17-2016, 08:47 PM   #4
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I think overall I like the compositing so I'd like to leave it in place. (I think it's in the "Windows" control panel.)

Today, after a "yum update" and a reboot for good measure, I find the old behavior seems to be back. So that's good for me - maybe it was an unintentional change.
 
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I think overall I like the compositing so I'd like to leave it in place. (I think it's in the "Windows" control panel.)

Today, after a "yum update" and a reboot for good measure, I find the old behavior seems to be back. So that's good for me - maybe it was an unintentional change.
I found out that it too has a lot to do with the WM (window manager) if it supports it or not, as well as if the terminal has been compiled with that support in it too.
 
Old 02-19-2016, 01:03 AM   #6
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I think overall I like the compositing so I'd like to leave it in place.
as an addition to my previous post, i think some terminal emulators allow you to make that distinction; so you can tell the terminal emulator to use fake compositing, real compositing, or no compositing at all, without affecting global compositing settings.
they might be using their own terms for these things.
 
  


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