Transparent terminals?

Hal Burgiss hal at
Tue Nov 25 02:41:57 UTC 2003

On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 06:36:49PM -0800, Neil Hodge wrote:
> I am wondering if any of the solutions mentioned previously in this
> thread are truly transparent (i.e., they show desktop icons, other open
> windows, etc.) or just pseudo-transparent (i.e., they pass through the
> root window only).  Thanks.

AFAIK, true transparency does not exist in X. What is being talked
about is just a replication of the background image to make it seem

Hal Burgiss

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