Thomas Sampson

Ubuntu Transparent Panels

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To achieve 100% transparent panels within Ubuntu, this involves modifying the default theme (Ambience).

sudo cp -R /usr/share/themes/Ambiance ~/.themes/
sudo gedit ~/.themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/apps/gnome-panel.rc

Then comment out the following line, as below

#bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "img/panel.png"

A theme switch (from System > Preferences > Appearance) is required for changes to be applied. Now setting the transparency on panels effects all areas šŸ™‚


Author: tomtech999

I have recently graduated with a 1st class degree in MComp Games Software Development at Sheffield Hallam University, focusing primarily on application development in C++, with experience in graphics programming, scripting languages, DVCS/VCS and web technology. In my spare time I enjoy Drumming, Reading and Snowboarding!

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