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How can I change the transparency of the Terminal windows in Ubuntu with a command?

I already know about the profile method but want a command so that I can quickly swap between transparent and opaque.

My terminal is GNOME Terminal 2.30.2

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You can use gconftool with the key /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/background_type (you might have to use a different profile name than "Default"):

gconftool -s -t string /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/background_type solid
gconftool -s -t string /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/background_type transparent

This was tested in version 3.0.1, but the command should be the same.

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