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how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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calixtus06
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how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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Post by calixtus06 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:08 pm

Hello, I'm french and I discover MX.

I've got XFCE desktop and sometimes I would like to see through the terminal to apply a command line .


Thanks

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Re: how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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Post by masterpeace » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:19 pm

go to mx tools > tweak > compositor tab > compositor dropdown menu choose compton > apply

add compton to "session and startup" in application autostart from whisker menu

then you will have to set the opacity / transparency in the terminal's preference .

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Re: how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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Post by manyroads » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:40 pm

Be aware different terminals may or may not allow transparency.
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Re: how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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Post by ChrisUK » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:07 pm

You don't have to use Compton - Xfwm compositor works fine. Just right click the xfce terminal window and select Appearance tab... as below:
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Re: how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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Post by manyroads » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:01 pm

ChrisUK wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:07 pm
You don't have to use Compton - Xfwm compositor works fine. Just right click the xfce terminal window and select Appearance tab... as below:
Just to piggy back on Chris' comment, actually any compositor will do the trick even old timey ones like xcompmgr.
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Re: how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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Post by calixtus06 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:13 pm

masterpeace wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:19 pm
go to mx tools > tweak > compositor tab > compositor dropdown menu choose compton > apply

add compton to "session and startup" in application autostart from whisker menu

then you will have to set the opacity / transparency in the terminal's preference .
I can't translate "tweak" but I 've already the compositor dropdown

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Re: how to make the terminal more or less transparent ?

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Post by handy » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:04 pm

Terminator has the option in Preferences > Profiles > Background

Not that I've ever used the option.
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