Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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Transparent GNOME panel?
by baadger on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 15:54 UTC
baadger
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2006-08-29

It's a shame the transparency in the GNOME panels isn't 'real' transparency, it's merely a faded imprint of whats behind the panel set as it's background.

I sure wish Avant Window Navigator was half stable.

Edited 2007-09-23 15:57

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RE: Transparent GNOME panel?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 15:58 in reply to "Transparent GNOME panel?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

How the hell did you get a semi transparent GNOME panel in that screen shot? I'm running GNOME 2.20 and can't find that anywhere


I'm a GNOME god.

No, seriously: right-click on an unused area of any panel, Properties, Background tab, select "solid colour", mess with the "style" slider.

Enjoy.

Edited 2007-09-23 15:59 UTC

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vikramsharma Member since:
2005-07-06

Always wanted to do that, thanks for the tip Thom.

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RE: Transparent GNOME panel?
by SEJeff on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:50 in reply to "Transparent GNOME panel?"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

It's a shame the transparency in the GNOME panels isn't 'real' transparency, it's merely a faded imprint of whats behind the panel set as it's background.
If you are using a compositing manager (like Thom is in the review) the gnome-panel transparency is "real" in that it is hardware accelerated.

Gnome 2.20's foundation is gtk 2.12. This version has some serious improvements for composite awareness and using it to it's fullest capacity.

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