Making Transparent Windows in KDE or Gnome
Have Fedora Core Build 1, just installed it. Having problems with Blackbox and Fluxbox install - config seems to run fine, but receive errors on Make and of course make install. So I figured I'd download themes.
Well, that didn't work for me either, I select a theme that I downloaded, either a .tar file or the basic file after I've extracted it, both of which has the .themerc extension, and the Darn thing says "its not a .themerc file" ??
So, I've given up on this. The only reason why I wanted Fluxbox or BlackBox, or even downloading themes was cause I want my windows to be transparent, like when I have terminal windows open, you can see the other windows or the wallpaper behind them, but still see the text you are writing (see code fu theme at: http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects...c_id=938%2C956)
Anyway, can anyone tell me how I can achieve this effect for my windows? And please be basic with me. I'm a total noob, so telling me "Oh, compile this, configure that, write this Perl script, reboot while holding down this key, install and configure bash and edit this file" will leave me lost. I'm not as advanced as you guys. Please help this moron, I just want a cool looking desktop like you guys! If I can return the favor, I will. My expertise lies in Internet Security and Digital Forensics.
Thanks in advance.
Your New Noob Idiot,
Making green text and Theme install
Thanks Coppertop and all who helped me out. I did it, and it looks great. Just a couple questions, and not biggies, cause what I have no will do, but so I know in the future...
Making the text in the Konsole green, the only option I see is the Green on black, but then the window isn't transparent. In Control Center, I think the only text you can change is in the apps. Under the system settings, I see font size but no font color, any ideas?
Also, downloading themes. As in my first post, I downloaded and when I browse to it, it says its not a theme file. Also, I read it had to be in a tar file, so I did that, and it, as well, and said the same thing. I think that theme was for KDE 2.1, and Fedora has 3.x. Is that why it didn't work?
Anywho, just wondering....
Thanks again, guys. My desktop looks pretty cool!!