No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

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No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby vvarlock on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:17 am

Hello,

I'm new to linux mint debian edition, but not to debian. After installing the OS I noticed that I couldn't set the transparency option for the terminal. The tab that usually gives you the option simply wasn't there. I figured it was because it wasn't supported without my graphics drivers installed but the option still isn't there. Is there a supported feature in LMDE?

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OS: LMDE 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670m

Let me know if any other info is needed. Thank you.
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Re: No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby Monsta on Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:51 am

Oh, you have Cinnamon, I presume? Gnome developers removed this feature from gnome-terminal in version 3.8 IIRC.
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Re: No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby rck2 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:45 am

No joke, have you found a work around to this issue?
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Re: No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby Monsta on Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:02 am

How do you work around a removed feature? No way. You can only install the earlier version from snapshot.debian.org - and that's only if there won't be any problem with the dependencies.
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Re: No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby vvarlock on Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:09 am

Yes, I'm using cinnamon.

If it's a feature that's no longer supported, can I get the effect another way?
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Re: No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby vvarlock on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:53 am

This isn't really a solution, but I decided to switch from cinnamon to MATE. So far I like it a lot. It seems less buggy and I get my transparent terminals back.

I do a lot of programming and am usually toggling between the terminal and an IDE or browser. This workflow has become very useful for me. Even when I'm forced to work in a Windows environment I'll use cygwin with mintty to get the same effect.

MATE FTW
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Re: No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby killer de bug on Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:13 am

With the new Cinnamon 2.2, you can make a window transparent by using your mouse wheel.

Window opacity

You can now shade windows or change their opacity by using your mouse wheel on their titlebar. A quick roll of the mouse wheel makes your window semi-transparent so you can see what’s happening underneath without the need to tile things or to use Alt-tab. This option is available in the “Windows” module.


Problem: we don't have Cinnamon 2.2 in LMDE for now. But normally it will come this summer. :)
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Re: No Transparency Option in Profile Preferences

Postby karlchen on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:23 am

Note: Turned MrBob22's question into a dedicated thread: How do you switch from Cinnamon to Mate.
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