Boo wrote:Yes I think the task bar is seperate but I have not played enough with compiz.
the KDE desktop effects make the task bar transparent so it really becomes the colour of the wallpaper.
WildSioux wrote:Are you talking about the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen with all of the icons, Mint button, etc????
To change that its easy...Right click on the desktop>>Desktop Theme>>"New Theme">>Type in "Glassified>>Click on Install>>Close>>Select "Glassified" in the Theme>>Click on Apply>>Then Ok
Your taskbar should change to transparent. No, you don't need compiz installed either to make this work. There are some other settings to change. But I'm going to bed for now. Will get back tomorrow in the morning.
>>The reason why I said choose "Glassified" is because it is the best looking theme. If you don't have those extra settings then it will just show up gray. No problem, I will get back with those...
WildSioux wrote:@ big_dog1968:
Did you get your task bar transparent?
As far as Compiz leaving the taskbar exposed. Compiz has nothing to do with taking control of the taskbar. The default setting for KDE is "Always Visible," meaning it covers windows. I don't know why youtube fullscreen shows the taskbar. It doesn't do that in mine. Hmm??
Try this...Click on the right side of the taskbar where the "Cashew" is >>> "More Settings" >>> and choose "Windows Can Cover"
Even with Compiz, you can change your Desktop settings (as I described above) to have the taskbar transparent.
big_dog1968 wrote:When KDE is decorating and doing the effects, Youtube videos cover the taskbar as expected. It is when Compiz/Emerald are running the show that things change, even though I have not touched the settings. That is what is weird.
As far as the taskbar transparent, glassified did not do the trick. It left the taskbar as sort of a gradient. It goes from Black at the bottom to light grey, almost white. I am going to play with it a little bit to see what I have going on, and if I can get it to look as I wish. I appreciate your help, and will keep on this thread if I continue to have taskbar issues.
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