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Transparent windows in Gnome

asked 2016-09-06 12:05:12 -0500

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I'm on fedora 24, and I would like to know if it's possible to have transprent window in gnome.

I used this extensions : I it's dn't work because it's not compatible with actuel version of gnome.

I used CCMS, but transparency don't working.

So, anyone have a solution do be able to used transparent windows on gnome with fedora 24 ?

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answered 2019-01-13 12:21:51 -0500

Gnome extensions are OK, but if someone want use opacity/transparency occasionally - it is better use xprop command.



and then click on window to set it to 50% opacity.

  • 0x7FFFFFFF - 50% opacity
  • 0xFFFFFFFF - 100% opacity

Set opacity via providing window id (obtained from xwininfo):

xprop -id 0x3a00006 -format _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 32c -set _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 0x7FFFFFFF
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answered 2016-09-07 06:10:31 -0500

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updated 2016-09-07 06:11:18 -0500


The gnome-tweak-tool may contain some opacity/transparency settings, but i'm not shure,...

Greets jake

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Please take a moment to open the application you've recommended and determine if it has relevant features. Speculation isn't helpful.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2016-09-07 12:52:27 -0500 )edit

Not easy to run gnome-tweak-tool on a windows machine, if i had the possibility to check, of course i would have done that,... an assumption is still better than nothing.

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-09-08 00:59:05 -0500 )edit

No, an unfounded assumption is definitely not better than nothing. If you don't have experience with Fedora and are not willing to use it, you are not well equipped to help others with Fedora problems.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2016-09-08 13:42:09 -0500 )edit

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