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Old 11-20-2003, 04:49 PM   #1
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transparent menus in fluxbox


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2. How do I make my menus transparent?

You can make your menus transparent if you are running a recent version of fluxbox (0.9.2 or above) by changing the "Menu Alpha" value in the configure menu. 255 = Opaque, 0 = Invisible (completely transparent). A value around 160 seems to satisfy most people.
i found this at the fluxbox.org site, but i still dont understand it. im running the version that came with slackware 9.1 so it should be fairly recent. and i would like to make my menus slightly transparent.

anyone know how?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:48 PM   #2
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if your using the fluxbox off the slak9.1 cd its 0.1.14

its older but its the stable version...
 
Old 11-21-2003, 03:17 AM   #3
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I upgraded from 0.9.4 to 0.9.6 recently and the menu transparency isn't working anymore. Not a big deal to me, I didn't even notice it for a couple of days. I don't know if the problem is mine or if it will correct itself in the next development release. Does anyone else have transparent menus with 0.9.6 ?

Enjoy!
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[edit] Not sure if this is relevant, but when I compiled 0.9.6, I disabled the toolbar [/edit]

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Old 11-30-2003, 12:01 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Cerbere
I upgraded from 0.9.4 to 0.9.6 recently and the menu transparency isn't working anymore. Not a big deal to me, I didn't even notice it for a couple of days. I don't know if the problem is mine or if it will correct itself in the next development release. Does anyone else have transparent menus with 0.9.6 ?

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere

[edit] Not sure if this is relevant, but when I compiled 0.9.6, I disabled the toolbar [/edit]
I just built flux from CVS today and it's working. I don't think I'll use that feature, but I tried it out.

The workspace and iconbar theme-elements are busted (but, oddly, the clock section works) - spent quite a bit of time re-learning how to reconstruct them (I haven't customized a theme since I was using blackbox) - but that wouldn't bother you. That's not a bug, I don't guess, but just a syntax incompatibility. Flux seems not to treat the toolbar as 'solid', allowing other apps to open under it - again wouldn't bother you. Root menu drawing after modifications to it seems very poor - kinda jittery and klunky, but it's a very subtle thing. Otherwise, everything seems solid enough. Better than the regular 0.9.6 release which completely screwed the slit and had other issues when I tried it awhile ago.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 12:06 AM   #5
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the second slackware disc has fluxbox 0.9.6., under extras. i just upgraded the package, and everything including transparent menus and slit, and rounded menu corners worked perfectly on my machine.

alternatively, linuxpackages.net also has a tgz.
 
  


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