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Re: Transparent background

From: Andrea Vettorello
Subject: Re: Transparent background
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 13:25:03 +0100

On Jan 31, 2008 9:38 AM, Madhukar Kumar <> wrote:


> Can someone tell me how to get transparent background?
> I work on Linux (Operating System Ubuntu, version 7.04).

The transparent background you are using is an old hack (clipping of
the root window pixmaps), for real transparency you need a WM that
supports "compositing" (that i know
xfwm4, development Metacity version, probably Kwin 4.0, probably
Compiz), or using  a compositing manager (deprecated).

If you ask me, I would find it distracting: (Emacs on a
gnome-terminal, Metacity 2.21.something)


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