Ever wonder how you get your panel, tooltips, pop-up and drop down windows transparent?
You’ll be enlightened by this thread.
I know you can get your panel transparent an easier way, but this doesn’t keep the panel from the theme you are using, and this doesn’t give transparent menu’s, tooltips, …
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Now, if you haven’t already download the compiz fusion settings manager do it first.
I’ll give the CLI (command line interface) command, it’s faster.
Open up a terminal (applications -> accessories) and copy/paste this command
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
You will need to enter your administrator password.
Go to “system -> preferences -> advanced destkop effects settings”.
Click on the first button you see called “general options”.
Go to the “opacity settings” tab.
Under “windows opacities” press the “add” button.
Copy paste this under “opacity windows”
name=gnome-panel | Tooltip | Menu | PopupMenu | DropdownMenu
And give this value under “opacity windows values” –> “90”
Press OK and your done.
To undo the opacity delete it.