Termite dropped their Opacity-Option, so you have to define a Opacity-Rule in Compton to make the Terminal transparent, and the font is also transparent. How can I change that? Anybody has an Idea?

In a related Question I've asked there is an Image in the accepted Answer that looks like the Font is non-transparent... ranger image-preview with transparent terminal background


As I just answered in the other question, the font is also transparent (which is hard to see on a screenshot). compton (or any other compositor) doesn't distinguish the text from the rest. It simply deals with windows. Thus, that solution only works if you keep a high level of opacity (85% works for me). To have a terminal with a different degree of opacity between the text and the background, this needs to be a feature implemented in the terminal itself, but it may lead to other issues (e.g. with the ranger feature you were asking about).


Good news! True transparency is supported once again in termite, so compton is no longer required for that.

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  • oooh to bad :-( – makim Aug 26 '14 at 11:57
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    @sine: the transparency feature is back ;-) – BenC Oct 27 '14 at 19:25

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