transparency of gnome console

Lothar Braun mail at lobraun.de
Fri Sep 22 08:54:29 UTC 2006


Hi Marco,

On Friday 22 September 2006 10:07, Marco wrote:
> I set the profile of gnome console to transparent because I want to read
> what's in the covered window. But the transparency does not display any
> other windows but just the background image of the desktop. Why?

This because gnome-terminal doesn't work with real transparency, but with 
pseudo-transparency. That means that gnome-terminal takes the background of 
your desktop and displays it as background image for it's own window.

If you want real transparency you have to configure XGL and compiz. See

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=127090

for a howto.

Best regards,
Lothar
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