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Background transparency #66

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justUmen opened this issue Oct 11, 2017 · 6 comments
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Background transparency #66

justUmen opened this issue Oct 11, 2017 · 6 comments

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@justUmen justUmen commented Oct 11, 2017

Is it possible to achieve full background transparency ? (See the OS desktop instead of colored background of the terminal)
I already have a very simple custom css :
*{background:rgba(0,0,0,0) !important;}

But --enable-transparent-visuals is not recognized as a parameter by extraterm.

@justUmen justUmen changed the title Full transparency Background transparency Oct 11, 2017
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@sedwards2009 sedwards2009 commented Oct 11, 2017

The platform Extraterm is built on (Electron) doesn't support transparent windows very well at the moment, not without a bunch of limitations and bugs on the different operating systems. So, I'm hesitant to spend time on this issue at the moment, but I will keep it here in case the situation in Electron improves.

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@jwhipp jwhipp commented Jan 7, 2019

Just wanted to add to this, it's a requested feature of Hyper as well. While they also don't support it put of the box, it can be added via a plugin which I'll link here. I am wondering if something similar to what this plugin is doing for Hyper could be done here.

https://www.npmjs.com/package/hyper-opacity

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@sedwards2009 sedwards2009 commented Jan 11, 2019

@jwhipp It looks like that plugin actually changes the opacity for the whole window, text included.

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@jwhipp jwhipp commented Jan 11, 2019

This is true, which I think on Windows is the standard method. Personally I think it's fine depending on your theme. Here's a screen shot of Hyper with it in action.

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@ackstorm23 ackstorm23 commented Sep 4, 2019

It seems an essential feature of a good terminal to support transparency. I can think of few successful terminals (beyond the default terminal of operating systems, which terminal enthusiasts rarely use) that don't have this feature.

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@sedwards2009 sedwards2009 commented Nov 15, 2019

This was added for Window 10 in Extraterm 0.47.0.

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