View Full Version : [SOLVED] Transparent shell appears on all workspaces ?

February 4th, 2010, 07:44 PM
I found a relatively straightforward tutorial in the forums here on how to make a completely transparent shell with Compiz Fusion :


I followed it to the book and all seems fine except for one thing. Whenever I start the "transparent gnome-terminal" using either

ubuntu8-10:~$ gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=trans

or FILE-->> OPEN TERMINAL-->>TRANS in a standard gnome-terminal , I get the transparent terminal opening not only on the current workspace but on all of the remaining other three as well ! I'm pretty certain this is a Compiz related matter as none of my other gnome-terminal profiles ( all of which are regular non-transparent) behave in such a way. Any idea on how I can solve this problem ?


February 4th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Problem solved. Just sharing the solution if it helps anyone in future.

From the tutorial :

"Go to the Window Rules plugin. Add "title=trans" to the following fields (This will turn the terminals into a widget-like windows):

* Skip taskbar, Skip pager, Below, Sticky, Non resizable windows, Non minimizable windows, Non maximizable windows, Non closable windows."

Adding "title=trans" to the "Skip pager" field results in the transparent terminal being opened on all workspaces. Leave this field blank and the terminal will only open on your current workspace.


March 24th, 2010, 08:44 PM
thanks! :)

The tutorial I followed had actually covered that that and I filled in the fields, but, I forgot to check the check box to make them all applicable. ha!

anyways, this was the last step in getting everything to work, thanks!