Transparent windows?

Michael R Head burner at
Tue Apr 4 18:33:51 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 16:59 +0700, Chanchao wrote:
> Will the new version of Gnome (and therefore Dapper) offer transparent
> windows for any window?

It's possibly in breezy to do it by enabling the composite extension and
installing (and running) xcompmgr and transset.

It's neither easy nor integrated, but it works (for making screenshots).

On Dapper, you can get the wobbly windows and such using xgl and compiz.
It's not too hard to set up if you don't mind editing configuration


> (It's useless of course, but looks cool on screen shots, and competing
> OS'es have it)
> Cheers,
> Chanchao
Michael R Head <burner at>
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