transparency of gnome console

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Fri Sep 22 14:52:59 UTC 2006

On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 08:52:43 -0400
"S. William Schulz" <swschulz at> wrote:

> Speaking of transparency and the gnome terminal, is there a way to 
> remove the window features (border, command bar, etc) so that one can 
> display text on the desktop without having the scrollbars, etc showing?

You can do this with the "alltray" program - unfortunately as far as I
know this is not in the repositories, and the .deb package I tracked down
fails on dapper. I compiled my own and made a .deb with checkinstall ( not
for this feature but because it enables putting any program in the
notification area/ system tray )

The command I tried here that gives a completely borderless gnome-terminal

alltray --borderless -stask --no-alltray  gnome-terminal &

Of course, you set up your transparency in the gnome-terminal "Edit Current
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