konsole with no window decoration?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Nov 19 22:44:47 GMT 2003

gabriel wrote:
> i saw the coolest thing the other day on another computer running windowmaker.
> the guy had aterm running in the middle of his screen, but there were no 
> window decorations, no close button -- nothing.  just the xterm complete with 
> prompt.  he was using it to print debug info and leaving it semi-transparent 
> on his desktop.
>   it looked really cool
> can kde do this with konsole?  or do i have to install aterm?  if i have to 
> use aterm, how do i prevent the kde window decorations from appearing around 
> it?

The command to start Konsole with no decorations is:

	kstart --type Override  konsole

Now, if you want to have it transparent, there are several default Schema settings.  Look 
in: "Settings => Schema".  You can also get rid of the: "Menubar" and: "Scrollbar in the: 
"Settings" menu.  After you delete the: "Menubar" you have to right click to set stuff. 
To get rid of the frame: "Settings => Configure Konsole" uncheck the: "Show frame" box and 
click: "Apply".  Then click: "Settings =>  Save Settings" and this is now your default, 
but you still need to use 'kstart' to start it without the decorations, so you need to 
change this in the relevant 'desktop' file.

Note that if you don't find the default Schema settings satisfactory, you can define your 
own in the: "Configure Konsole" widget.

Have fun.


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