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special transparency
« on: December 16, 2015, 11:00:25 am »
How to call a special transparency that You see her date and tome and data?
like this in right side
https://jkhofmann.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/lubuntu-lxde-neue-conkyrc-fur-den-systemmonitor-conky/
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& how to install & use it in linux lubuntu of desktop of LXDE?

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Re: special transparency
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 11:48:06 am »
Again something Peppermint has out of the box....

Install compton:
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sudo apt-get install compton
you'll now need to set it to autostart this command at every bootup
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compton -cC
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Re: special transparency
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 12:44:33 pm »
"Again something Peppermint has out of the box...."
What exactly do you mean?
What exactly does the compton? & how exactly to use it?



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Re: special transparency
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 01:33:36 pm »
What exactly does the compton?


compton is a compositing manager .. so gives you the ability to have desktop effects such as transparency and drop shadows, etc.

& how exactly to use it?


First install compton:
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sudo apt-get install compton
then open the autostart file for editing:
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sudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart
add a single new line to the file that reads:
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@compton -cC
SAVE the file and exit leafpad

Now log off/on (or reboot) to test it's working

You can check it's runnning with:
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ps aux | grep [c]ompton

"Again something Peppermint has out of the box...."
What exactly do you mean?


PeppermintOS is based on Lubuntu, but has compositing by default .. no need for the user to add/configure anything.
http://peppermintos.com
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Re: special transparency
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 08:09:36 am »
so the name of the software in this link it's compton?
https://jkhofmann.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/lubuntu-lxde-neue-conkyrc-fur-den-systemmonitor-conky/
I do not understand well the German language if it's really German language.
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Re: special transparency
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 01:39:32 pm »
No, that's conky .. but if you want transparency in conky (or anything else) you'll also require compositing .. LXDE/Lubuntu doesn't have compositing be default (to keep it light), but it can be added with compton.
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