Can't make the MintMenu button's BACKGROUND transparent...

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Can't make the MintMenu button's BACKGROUND transparent...

Postby rkmugen on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:12 am

After "enabling" the MintMenu under Linux Mint 13 XFCE, using the XfApplet plugin in the panel, I couldn't help but notice that the Mint menu's BUTTON BACKGROUND didn't respect the rest of the XFCE panel's opacity settings. So I'd like to know if I can still make the MintMenu

Here's an image of what I have right now, with the MintMenu button (via XfApplet):
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And this is what I'd like to achieve... a completely transparent MintMenu button background that still respects the opacity settings of the rest of the xfce panel:
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Does anyone know how to do this or what files I'd need to edit? Or is this a missing feature that is yet to be added into the XfApplet or the MintMenu's python files itself?

I realize that this question has been more-or-less asked before, but nobody ever bothered to answer this other guy, 2 years ago (Oct 2011):
My setup:
    *Linux Mint 13 XFCE 32-bit (Until the next LTS release)
    *Linux Mint 15 XFCE (RC) 32-bit (Tried...Failed)
    *Compaq Presario V2000 (from 2006) - Intel 1.5GHz (Pentium M) - 2 GB RAM - Intel 82852/855GM integrated video (i915)- WiFi
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Re: Can't make the MintMenu button's BACKGROUND transparent.

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:42 pm

I am using LM14 with xfce;

Menu>Settings>Settings Manager>Panel>Appearance tab.

Set Alpha = 0 (zero)

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Re: Can't make the MintMenu button's BACKGROUND transparent.

Postby rkmugen on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:00 pm

Thank you, but I think you missed out on the part where I mentioned that I'm using the XfApplet version of the MintMenu... which is NOT XFCE's MintMenu. I think it's a bug...

If you aren't sure of what I'm talking about, right-click your panel and click Add Items. Then scroll all the way down until you see XfApplet. If you select that and then try to change it's properties, it'll let you pick MATE's MintMenu instead of the default one you get, right after installing Linux Mint.

Btw, i'm using LinuxMInt13XFCE (Maya), not 14 (nadia), if anyone believes that might make a difference... (I wouldn't know).
My setup:
    *Linux Mint 13 XFCE 32-bit (Until the next LTS release)
    *Linux Mint 15 XFCE (RC) 32-bit (Tried...Failed)
    *Compaq Presario V2000 (from 2006) - Intel 1.5GHz (Pentium M) - 2 GB RAM - Intel 82852/855GM integrated video (i915)- WiFi
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Re: Can't make the MintMenu button's BACKGROUND transparent.

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:35 pm

Sorry.
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Re: Can't make the MintMenu button's BACKGROUND transparent.

Postby rkmugen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:40 am

Quite alright. I've been doing some reading on other sites and I don't think anyone has managed to get anything to be transparent if they're using the XfApplet in the XFCE panel.
My setup:
    *Linux Mint 13 XFCE 32-bit (Until the next LTS release)
    *Linux Mint 15 XFCE (RC) 32-bit (Tried...Failed)
    *Compaq Presario V2000 (from 2006) - Intel 1.5GHz (Pentium M) - 2 GB RAM - Intel 82852/855GM integrated video (i915)- WiFi
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