Subject: Transparent consoles.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 03/28/2002 21:55:51
A number of xterm-replacements have marched through my system over the
past year or so. I normally just use xterm, but one feature that
intrigued me was the ``transparency'' option that some sport.
My impression/assumption is that this should make the background of the
terminal transparent to whatever is behind it. However, with *any* such
terminal, it only provides me with the root window's contents. (I.e., it
won't show any underlying windows.)
This isn't exactly critical, but...am I missing something? Is there an
option that I can enable somewhere (kernel? X? in the terminal(s)?) to get
this expected behavior? Or am I just expecting too much?
``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.'' --firstname.lastname@example.org