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Terminal transparency in i3.

asked 2014-01-03 16:10:16 +0000

Skitter gravatar image

updated 2014-01-03 16:13:07 +0000

How can I achieve transparency effect in Konsole (KDE terminal) or any other terminal emulator with i3? I know that it is possible because I've seen in on YouTube.

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Skitter gravatar imageSkitter ( 2014-01-03 16:43:08 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-04-23 09:18:24 +0000

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I use terminator, and transparency is in the preferences.

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answered 2014-08-14 14:03:43 +0000

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updated 2014-08-14 14:04:35 +0000

If you use compton, you can add the following line to your compton configuration file:

opacity-rule = ["85:class_g = 'Termite'"];

Just replace Termite by whatever your terminal emulator is, and 85 by the percentage of opacity you want.

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answered 2014-08-13 15:30:34 +0000

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to get a real transparency you can add to your .i3/config file the line: exec xcompmgr -c -f -n

and install xcompmgr, it seems to be present on every package manager like apt, entropy, yum, portage, pacman/aur and so on..

(Terminator transparency don't work as a full transparency on i3 without some compositing manager, by the way)

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