View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can I make windows transparent when I drag them?

August 26th, 2009, 11:26 PM

I want windows to become transparent when I drag them, and remain opaque otherwise. This seems like the obvious use of transparency, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it. (n00b.)


August 26th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Indeed you can, once you have Compiz (Desktop Effects) running then launch Compiz config settings manager located in system > prefs > compiz

If its not there just install it, either through synaptic or run this command in terminal;

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Once you have Compiz config settings manager loaded navigate to the Move Window plug-in which is located in the Window Management section. Here you can set the transparency level of windows while being dragged.

August 27th, 2009, 01:15 AM
hurrah! thx.

August 27th, 2009, 01:16 AM
No problem have a look around at the other plugins aswell, once your familiar with them it will make it much easier to identify which plugins do what.