View Full Version : [SOLVED] ?? HowTo - Translucent Windows??

October 22nd, 2009, 09:09 PM
I want to have translucent windows including the title bar, border, window content, menus, and I already know how to do panels.. Will someone tell me how I can achieve this?

October 22nd, 2009, 09:19 PM

October 22nd, 2009, 09:29 PM
If you are running compiz (desktop effects)

apt-get install Compizconfig-settings-manager

after installtion it is under system > preferences > compizconfig setting manager

you can twesk everything related to desktop effects now............

October 22nd, 2009, 09:44 PM
I installed compiz and have run it as well. i don't see where I can make translucency.

October 22nd, 2009, 10:02 PM
I found it. thank you.

October 22nd, 2009, 10:08 PM
Is there anyway to make my menus translucent?

October 22nd, 2009, 10:10 PM
install compizconfig then
System > Preference > compizconfig Settings manager

in compizconfig > Accessibility tab > Opacity, brightness and saturation

In window Specific settings Add a new value to 90 (play with it.....)

October 22nd, 2009, 10:18 PM
I was experimenting with it. I used the grab button and clicked on the compiz window. I can't get teh compiz window to display anymore. I have closed compiz and reopened it and it won't display. What should I do?

October 23rd, 2009, 01:27 AM
Works like a charm. For anybody wanting to know how to work the translucency in compiz the settings are on the slider and you use the grabber to select which window you want to alter.

October 23rd, 2009, 02:53 AM
plz.....mark this thread SOLVED under thread tools .......