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    PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    I was following this tutorial and decided to try to package it.
    I put it in a ppa along with other packages that I patched so they work well with transparent Gtk. Here are some screenshots:


    PPA homepage

    Instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/RgbaGtkWithPPA.
    Enjoy!

    Edit:I made a Maverick entry in the PPA, but I haven't had time to test it. So it would be great if someone would tell me if it's working.

    Also, thanks to Aleksey Shaferov who wrote the RGBA module.
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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    The method to add the PPA is not correct on the Wiki...

    EDIT: Wiki edited by me, i hope you agree.
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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    Quote Originally Posted by juancarlospaco View Post
    The method to add the PPA is not correct on the Wiki...

    EDIT: Wiki edited by me, i hope you agree.
    Thanks, I agree.
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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    I've always wondered why the Murrine RGBA stuff makes the shadows disappear from under menus. As you can see in the screenshot there is no shadow under the menu.
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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    Nice but since you can only set transparancy values before building I'd rather compile myself. Or has that changed?

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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    If tweaked a bit this could end up making a nice visual effect. I am not very fond of transparency though, so I doubt I would use it unless it is very subtle.

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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturePilot View Post
    I've always wondered why the Murrine RGBA stuff makes the shadows disappear from under menus. As you can see in the screenshot there is no shadow under the menu.
    It's a bug in Compiz; it won't draw shadows for RGBA windows. This also explains why there's no shadow behind the Google Chrome window when you don't have native titlebars. (because the round corners of the Google Chrome window are drawn using RGBA)

    If you want a composited desktop with shadows behind RGBA windows, you can use gconf-editor to enable compositing in Metacity.
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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    It's a bug in Compiz; it won't draw shadows for RGBA windows. This also explains why there's no shadow behind the Google Chrome window when you don't have native titlebars. (because the round corners of the Google Chrome window are drawn using RGBA)

    If you want a composited desktop with shadows behind RGBA windows, you can use gconf-editor to enable compositing in Metacity.
    Ah thanks for that explanation. Solves that mystery for me.
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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    Quote Originally Posted by VCoolio View Post
    Or has that changed?
    As far as I know it hasn't. If you want to recompile, you have to modify a few lines near the top of src/support.h if you want to change the opacity.
    See http://www.cimitan.com/murrine/node/204
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    Re: PPA for easy transparent (RGBA) Gtk

    How can I uninstall?

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