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SOLVED: Fake Transparency in LXTerminal or xfce4-terminal?

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SOLVED: Fake Transparency in LXTerminal or xfce4-terminal?

#1 Post by kevtardis » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:03 pm

Have not been able to figure out how to do 'fake transparency' in either terminal emulator listed.

I can make the terminal window transparent, but the desktop wallpaper only shows inside the emulator window if there are no open windows between the terminal window and the desktop.

Any thoughts on how to do this would be welcome. Thanks.

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Re: Fake Transparency in LXTerminal or xfce4-terminal?

#2 Post by fehlix » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:18 am

kevtardis wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Have not been able to figure out how to do 'fake transparency' in either terminal emulator listed.

I can make the terminal window transparent, but the desktop wallpaper only shows inside the emulator window if there are no open windows between the terminal window and the desktop.

Any thoughts on how to do this would be welcome. Thanks.

kevtardis
Well , it workw for me like shown below: Background is shown and other open windows behind are shown also.
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Re: Fake Transparency in LXTerminal or xfce4-terminal?

#3 Post by kevtardis » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:25 pm

I get the same thing.

I'm shooting for a terminal window which shows the underlying wallpaper only, not any open windows items that may be between the terminal and the wallpaper.

Here's a screenshot from another Linux install to show what I'm after...

Thanks.
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Re: Fake Transparency in LXTerminal or xfce4-terminal?

#4 Post by fehlix » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:38 pm

kevtardis wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:25 pm
I get the same thing.

I'm shooting for a terminal window which shows the underlying wallpaper only, not any open windows items that may be between the terminal and the wallpaper.

Here's a screenshot from another Linux install to show what I'm after...

Thanks.
Ahh---, now I understand. It looks like an openbox kind of linux. What linux is the screenshot from.
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Re: Fake Transparency in LXTerminal or xfce4-terminal?

#5 Post by asqwerth » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:48 pm

Did you turn off the Xfce compositing under window manager tweaks?
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Re: Fake Transparency in LXTerminal or xfce4-terminal?

#6 Post by kevtardis » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:18 am

asqwerth, turning off xfce compositing did the trick.

Will mark thread as solved.

Thanks.

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