transparent panel and KDM colour

Rick Miles frmrick at
Sun Jun 14 00:49:24 BST 2009

On Sunday 14 June 2009 09:32:20 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 06/14/2009 02:16 AM, Rick Miles wrote:
> > On Sunday 14 June 2009 08:45:48 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> >> On 06/14/2009 12:44 AM, Rick Miles wrote:
> >>> Has anyone come across a way to make the panel transparent yet.
> >>> Alternatively, is there a theme anyone knows of that will accomplish
> >>> this?
> >>
> >> The panel is transparent by default.  Since true transparency is used,
> >> you need composite enabled ("Desktop Effects" in System Settings.)
> >
> > Exactly where is that setting? I've gone to  System Settings>  Desktop> 
> > Desktop Effects and see four tabs General, Screen Edges, All Effects and
> > Advanced. In All Effects there is a translucency but there is nothing
> > mentioned about composite enabled.
> If dektop effects is enabled, then the panel is transparent unless you
> selected a plasma theme that isn't. 
It seems the settings for my panel are: always visible, auto hide and window can 
cover. In kde3 there was a transparency setting and in advanced a sliding scale to 
set the level of transparency. This type of functionality is probably not possible 
in kde4 but I thought there might be another way or maybe it was worked into 
> You can test by moving a window
> behind the panel (note that with "panel" I assume you mean the taskbar).
By Panel I mean the band that can be positioned along the botton/toop/sides of 
screen and in which one would put thingos like the clock, quicklauncher, pager 
>   You should be able to still see it behind the panel.
> If it's not transparent enough, I don't know of a way to increase the
> transparency level.


Rick Miles

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