gnome-shell extension adding option for setting windows transparency
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!!! WARNING: THIS EXTENSION IS OFFICIALLY DEAD. IT WILL NOT UPDATE. !!!

Transparentwindows

I do belive i hate gnome. At least the state it is now. it's just not ready for use Using it feels like an endless beta with things breaking every morning. meh.

Extension for adding windows transparency to gnome-shell.

  • support for global transparency setting
  • support for per window transparency setting
  • support for indicator visibility setting
  • support for terminal windows auto detection and custom opacity
  • support for inactive windows transparency (BETA)

Changes

  • Converted to 3.10 only due to gShell API changes.
  • Added inactive windows transparency settings
  • Added custom settings page
  • Added simple mode, just for terminals
  • You can now hide the panel indicator

Tested on:

  • 3.10
  • Will not work on anything below 3.10
  • If you find any bugs please report them.

How to use:

  • select globar transparency from the menu to set transparency for all new / currently existing windows
  • to set a custom transparency value to a window, select it then use the active window slider to set the required transparency.
  • NOTE: windows with custom transparency will ignore global transparency settings
  • to remove custom transparency value from a window, select it and click "clear active window transparency", it will reset it to the global transparency value.
  • if all you need is terminal transparency, enable auto trancparency from the extenssion setting's menu.
  • Terminals are detected by the window title. Gnome terminal and xterm title ussualy starts with something like user@host, kde konsole is bit different. Just change this to whatever suits your needs. (you must type in something to get this working)

WARNING:

  • This extension may break anything else that changes opacity.
  • Having many transparent windows may and probably will kill your performance. You may expiriance lag while dragging windows around. It all depends on your hardware tho.
  • You use this extenion at your own risk. If you have any doubts, do NOT install it.

HOW TO INSTALL:

Either:

A. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/684/transparent-windows/

B. Grab it from here

Please note that only this git repo contains the most recent version of the addon. Due to the review process it may take a while before the updates show up on the extensions.gnome.org page.