Subject: Transparent consoles.
To: None <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: tech-x11
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, 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.''