Hows going on? Hope everything is fine. After a long time I am going to post something about linux. After updated from Fedora 18 to Fedora 19 and the best annoying thing is my Terminal transparency vanished. I love that feature very-much because I dont like to copy paste command rather type the command myself so that I can surely see what I am doing. Terminal Transparency give me this facility when I open a web page and moved my terminal over that and see the command from web page for type.
So I tried a lot to make my terminal transparent again but failed. And come to know that Gnome Terminal in 3.8 had the transparency option dropped/removed not because it wasn’t a useful feature, but because implementation between new and old code was difficult. It makes me sad until today.
Today I found a solution for get back the transparency feature with Fedora 19 and Gnome 3.8. I ended up using the window manager cinnamon as it has advanced features of Gnome. Here is the step you need to make your Terminal Transparent,
sudo yum install devilspie
Add any file in this dir ending in .ds and devilspie will process it.
In this file add this line of code
Terminal is what fedora uses as the name of these terminals.
(if (matches (window_name) "Terminal") (opacity 85) )
Add in .bash_profile the following line. It will
devilspie -a &
Logout and log back in.
Bingo!!! From now on new terminal console window will be transparent – including the menu bars. Its a great relief 🙂