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[SOLVED] Is it possible to keep all icons and texts solid while adding some transparency to panel?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:51 am
by sadi
I like adding some transparency to Cinnamon panel (more than menus) but then icons and texts on it are also affected, which is not desirable.
I wonder if this can be avoided or this requires some improvement in Cinnamon - probably in line with the Pantheon panel (I wish we could have more of such features in elementary OS without the Mac-style restrictions on customization) ;-)

Re: Is it possible to keep all icons and texts solid while adding some transparency to panel?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:56 am
by Moem
The extention 'Transparent Panel' makes the panel itself fully transparent while retaining icons and text as they are... but only while there are no maximised windows, so maybe not what you are looking for.

[SOLVED] Is it possible to keep all icons and texts solid while adding some transparency to panel?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:33 pm
by sadi
Thanks a lot, this looks like it!
Why did I overlook the extensions I wonder...

Re: [SOLVED] Is it possible to keep all icons and texts solid while adding some transparency to panel?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:13 pm
by Moem
You're welcome, glad I could help!

Re: [SOLVED] Is it possible to keep all icons and texts solid while adding some transparency to panel?

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:09 pm
by deanr72
Cool. I was just playing with Elementary OS and Budgie and wondered if I could have the same panel effect on Mint.

By the way, default seems to be 'with shadow' so the panel isn't actually transparent. Clicking on the tool icon in the extensions menu allows you to select fully transparent, however.