hacking gnome "Computer" menu + automating transset work

demon666_nl ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Thu Mar 17 22:26:55 UTC 2005

Francesco Levorato Wrote: 
> Hi all!
> After upgrading to Hoary, I got addicted to Xorg, its transparencies
> and
> shadows, playing around with xcompmgr and transset. Unfortunately if i
> tried to logout from gnome via the menu "Computer->logout" button, Xorg
> would freeze. After some investigation, i found the culprit is xcompmgr
> (a script that manages that shadows around the windows). In fact if i
> kill it before logging out, everything goes smoothly. So my idea would
> be to create a small bash script that kills xcompmgr and launches the
> logout dialog window and put it in the place of the logout entry in the
> computer menu. So I am asking if any gnome expert knows where I can
> find
> the menu files to hack and if its possible to what I plan.
> Secondly I am wondering whether there is a package that contains
> xcompmgr and transset (I had to compile them on my own).
> One more thing: as far as i know, i can use transset "manually"
> targeting a window. Is there a way to automatically set to given
> transparency value all the windows that get opened?
> Thanks for your attention,
> flevour
> PS: yesterday my bro got the CD he ordered from ubuntu: hey folks, they
> are great! I didnt expect them to be so nice and well packed! Congrats
> to the design team and who else worked on getting them as they are.
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the packages transset and xcompmgr are in universe in hoary

I just installed them myself. And I have the same problem with logging
out as you have. Also I wonder how I can start my gnome-terminal with
transset 0.75 as default because I love a terminal that's translucent.


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