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transparent terminal?

Postby wilbso » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:04 am

is there an extention or something that changes the way that my terminal looks like?
iv seen on ubuntu that the terminal is transparent! i liked it. is there a way to get that on linux mint 12? i would really like a transparant backround terminal
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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby viking777 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:17 am

Edit>profile preferences>Background tab>Transparent
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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby wewa » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:50 am

Unlike other distros, transparent background in terminal, is showing desktop wallpaper.
How do I set it to show browser windows and other directly behind windows, and not the desktop. That is useless when trying to follow instructions on this forum and trying to type in the commands.

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby zerozero » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:45 am

in the background tab you have 3 options:
- if you chose "Transparent background" does it does what you want?
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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby rmarcandier » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:18 pm

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby palo » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:56 am

For true transparency you must be using compositing. Are you running Cinnamon or something else?

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby homerscousin » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:24 pm

I read, sounded interesting,so I tried it. This is on Mint 13 KDE. I opened terminal ( Konsole ), settings, appearance, highlited the color scheme I am using, and clicked edit. There is a slider for background transparency 0-100%. I moved it to 100%. I now have the terminal frame with a 100% transparent text window. It might look unique but I think it would be easier to miss a typo.

EDIT: I see what you want, took a minute. A transparent text window lets you see the the code to be typed right thru the terminal app. Yes, this is exactly what I have now. I dragged terminal around and whatever was under it showed thru, this forum, wallpaper, running Conky etc.

Maybe Konsole, used in KDE, is another version of Terminal? Maybe someone knows if it can easily be installed in Cinnamon or Mate?
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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby xereeto » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:31 pm

You need to use a compositing window manager such as Compiz. Try it, it comes with other cool features too.

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby bimsebasse » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:00 pm

Definitely don't install compiz in your Cinnamon session, they don't work together. Cinnamon is tied to Muffin same way Gnome Shell is tied to Mutter.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby nsynet » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:10 am

so how to achieve the transparent terminal effect? does anyone already do it?......

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby SallyK » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:22 am

You can certainly do it in the latest version of Cinnamon.

Edit Menu/Profile Preferences/Background and select transparent background. (You can also adjust the opacity, so you can see through it, but it's not completely transparent, to make the text easier to see.)

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby zerozero » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:27 am

see if this way it helps

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby legion1978 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:18 pm

hello.
is there a way to do this with all other [or some] windows on cinnamon? maybe some undocumented/obscure/hidden setting in mufffin or cinnamon files?

thanx

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby zerozero » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:51 pm

legion1978 wrote:hello.
is there a way to do this with all other [or some] windows on cinnamon? maybe some undocumented/obscure/hidden setting in mufffin or cinnamon files?

thanx

not ootb at the moment (as far as i know) but see this amazing work here >> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 76#p654727
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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby legion1978 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:25 pm

zerozero wrote:
legion1978 wrote:hello.
is there a way to do this with all other [or some] windows on cinnamon? maybe some undocumented/obscure/hidden setting in mufffin or cinnamon files?

thanx

not ootb at the moment (as far as i know) but see this amazing work here >> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 76#p654727



Cool. very interesting. thank you.
ill follow up over there :)

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby thanos » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:36 pm

No need for Compiz (at least at Maya Mate).

For a full transparent terminal, after enabling transparent background in the terminal preferences, just Go:
Menu->Preferences->Desktop Settings->Windows and enable "Use compositing"
Maybe you want to go to Terminal and enable "fortune cookies" as well :)

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Re: transparent terminal?

Postby vikar » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:08 am

thanos wrote:No need for Compiz (at least at Maya Mate).

For a full transparent terminal, after enabling transparent background in the terminal preferences, just Go:
Menu->Preferences->Desktop Settings->Windows and enable "Use compositing"
Maybe you want to go to Terminal and enable "fortune cookies" as well :)


Thanks, this solve my problem, terminal transparent only show desktop background. :D
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