View Full Version : [ubuntu] enable transparency in xfce

August 26th, 2010, 06:40 AM
I've been looking around for a while now for the answer to a pretty simple question. I'm normally a gnome user but I'm setting up an old computer with xubuntu for a friend, and I can't figure out how to get transparency to work for guake. In gnome I just go to appearance > visual effects, don't see anything like that in xfce.

I downloaded compizconfig-settings-manager (which I assume downloaded the rest of compiz) and did "compiz --replace" but that didn't work. What would I need to do to get basic opengl effects?

August 26th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Try enabling compositing in:

Settings > Xfce 4 Settings Manager > Window Manager Tweaks
go to the compositor tab, and enable display compositing.

I think that should do the trick.

August 26th, 2010, 08:36 PM
That did it, thanks a bunch!