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LXTerminal in the Background

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:23 pm
by Kratos
I was wondering if it is possible to embed the terminal in a standard PIXEL image. I have seen screenshots of this, and it look really cool in my opinion. I want the terminal to be usable, but I also do not want it to cover my background shortcuts. It this possible? If so, how?

Re: LXTerminal in the Background

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:56 am
by linux_author
you mean, something like this?:

i don't think lxterminal has a transparency option, but Eterm does!

(you may also need to fiddle with some utils to get the transparency or set the background images)


on the Enlightenment Gulf of Mexico

Re: LXTerminal in the Background

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:34 pm
by Kratos
Sorta, yeah. Except eterm would shoot out errors at my when trying to start. Probably just some dumb little mistake of mine. Not wanting any further delay, I tried something else.

I figured out that it is possible to make lxterminal psuedo transparent. The only problem was that I could not figure out how to add a new profile to lxterminal. That meant any other terminal I opened was trying to blend into my wallpaper. All said and done, I installed Tilda, made it start open LXDE loading, and it works beautifully. It looks awesome with the GLMatrix screensaver running. Who says a pi can't have a little eye candy 8-) ? Old school terminal green is the best. Even today.

I 'shopped out anything possibly incriminating. :D Also, I only edited a conky .conf file off the internet, it isn't completely original. The only reason conky was at 15.38% CPU was because I had it refreshing every 20th of a second. Otherwise, it eats much less CPU.