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How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby Darksun1 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:58 am

If compiz is not compatible with the cinnamon , anyone know any way to put the transparent effect in all the programs (like nemo for example) ? Thanks.
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Re: How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:16 am

Not possible, sorry.
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Re: How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby Darksun1 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:33 am

no way ? :(
as they say that everything is possible in linux....
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Re: How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby bjd-pfq on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:31 am

bimsebasse wrote:Not possible, sorry.


Reading that my first thought is "regression".
Now you're gonna tell me why that ain't so.
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Re: How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:42 am

No, I sometimes miss emerald, compiz and all that stuff as well. Transparency will probably come to Mutter/Muffin (the gnome-shell/cinnamon window managers) at some point, just isn't here yet. There is an outdated gnome-shell extension (https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/134/opacify/) that goes some way to achive this - it's possible, just hasn't been done.
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Re: How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:29 pm

Curious as using Zukitwo for task bar theme and it's transparent some. Or is that just a hack of some sort?

Sorry not familiar with how it all works together yet. As notice there is the main Cinnamon Theme select which is for only the task bar that I can see. Then one for window titles and another for Gtk+.

Which seems kind of a incoherent way to make sense of theme integration. And seems there is no unified theme system yet?
Was curious if that is the normal way? Of having no unification under system wide themes?

Again just trying to understand how and why things work the way they do.
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Re: How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby Darksun1 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:37 pm

The themes are not integrated ,
there a theme for windows, other for cinnamon , other for colors , other for icons, other for cursor...., everything is separate.
The theme of windows need to work with new gnome shell, independent of others
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Re: How to put transparent windows effect in Cinnamon ?

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:41 pm

Darksun1 wrote:The themes are not integrated ,
there a theme for windows, other for cinnamon , other for colors , other for icons, other for cursor...., everything is separate.
The theme of windows need to work with new gnome shell, independent of others


Yep was my take on it. Just wondering if they will ever integrate that into a more cohesive unit? As it stands now confusing to the new to linux crowd. And I would think more difficult for developer of themes to get a handle on so many different specifications and implementations to create a desktop wide theme that brings it all together in a ascetically pleasing desktop.
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