How do you make window transparent? [SOLVED]

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How do you make window transparent? [SOLVED]

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When I open terminal, the whole window is transparent. Is there a way to setup other windows like in File Manager, Web Browser, etc... transparent? I am using Mint 9 Isadora. Thanks in advance.
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Re: How do you make window transparent?

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Menu -> Settings -> Window Manager Tweaks -> Compositor tab . . :)

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Re: How do you make window transparent?

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Thanks for a quick reply.

When I click on Settings>Window Manager Tweaks, nothing happens. Is this because I have compiz running?
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Re: How do you make window transparent?

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Oh ! . . . . You cannot have two compositors running at the same time !

I don't use compiz (completely un-installed) , so if you want transparency with compiz , you are on your own ! good luck !

http://wiki.compiz.org/

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Re: How do you make window transparent?

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Okay. I tried stopping compiz and ran Windows Manager Tweaks and I it started. Clicked on Compositor but was unable to make windows transparent. I was able to do it on the title bar but that's about it and I already have that with compiz. I'll be more than willing to check it again just to make sure I didn't miss anything but if you know exactly where to go, I'll appreciate it. Thanks again.
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Re: How do you make window transparent? [SOLVED]

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I did some research on Compiz and was able to find a way to make your whole window transparent. You have to click on hold ALT and using your wheel on your mouse adjust the opacity.

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Re: How do you make window transparent? [SOLVED]

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Awesome. Thanks for the reply on how to make your windows transparent. I am using compiz and the 'ALT' middle scoll wheel did trick. Thanks!!

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