A Sublime Text 2 & 3 Plugin to set the application opacity on Windows
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SublimeText Transparent


This simple plugin for Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3 provides contextual menues to modify the application's opacity.

This is only for Windows Operating System.


You may install SublimeTextTrans via git with the below commands:

Windows only

For Sublime Installed:

git clone https://github.com/vhanla/SublimeTextTrans.git "%APPDATA%\Sublime Text 2\Packages\SublimeTextTrans"

For Sublime Portable:

git clone https://github.com/vhanla/SublimeTextTrans.git "C:\SUBLIME2\Data\Packages\SublimeTextTrans""

Where C:\Sublime is the portable's path. So change accordingly.

You can also get it zipped from the Releases section.

Remember, there must be inside its own directory within packages directory where you will unzip it.


There are three methods to set transparency:

  1. Visit View > Window's Transparency submenu to set the opacity
  2. You can use the hotkeys Ctrl+Shift+[1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Or you can right click and use the contextual menu

![Snapshot] (https://github.com/vhanla/SublimeTextTrans/raw/master/snapshot.png?raw=true "Snapshot")


  • 15-24-2015

  • Onload transparency (95% working due to ST API limitations)

  • Remember chosen transparency level

  • Support for user settings

  • 12-06-2013

  • Added support for Sublime Text 3


To set custom transparency levels visit Preferences > Package Settings > SublimeTextTrans > Settings - User, it will open the user's custom preferences file for this plugin.

There you can modify the transparency levels, by adding the following and adjusting the levels as you wish:


	// If you like to have a different transparency level
	// modify this array of options in your user preferences 
	// i.e. just add (copy/paste) this array and modify at wish
	// IMPORTANT: Level of opacity varies from 0 to 255
	// 0 = Totally transparent, 255 = Fully opaque
	"levels": [
		255, // Full opaque i.e not transparency - a.k.a Disabled
		212, // Level 5
		220, // Level 4
		228, // Level 3
		236, // Level 2
		243  // Level 1

Author & Contributors

Victor Alberto Gil - Hope you like my work.