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#1 2013-01-08 22:30:53

netonardin
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[SOLVED] xfce glass panel

does anyone know how can i have the same glass effect of kde's panel in xfce's panel? i already tried to use the image from a kde theme, but it was a solid color with tranparency only...

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#2 2013-01-09 02:59:36

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

do you have enabled compositing? You can try an image with already transparency or opacity.


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#3 2013-01-09 11:38:32

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

Joel wrote:

do you have enabled compositing? You can try an image with already transparency or opacity.

yes, but i don't want just transparency, i want it a little dimmish.

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#4 2013-01-09 14:07:58

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

why not make a custom panel background and combine it with transparency?

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#5 2013-01-10 11:11:06

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

robug wrote:

why not make a custom panel background and combine it with transparency?

but how am i gonna get the glass effect?

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#6 2013-01-11 21:15:11

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

You could probably use gimp or something to make a panel texture. Use the kde background as the top layer and change the opacity to whatever you want and blur it and then put the bottom x number of pixels of your wallpaper underneath it and make that your panel.

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#7 2013-01-11 21:30:53

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

If you want to blur the background, you'll have to use compiz instead of xfwm4 as a window manager.

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#8 2013-01-12 18:06:14

netonardin
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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

undead toaster wrote:

You could probably use gimp or something to make a panel texture. Use the kde background as the top layer and change the opacity to whatever you want and blur it and then put the bottom x number of pixels of your wallpaper underneath it and make that your panel.

i tried once blur the panel image with gimp, but it didn't work... progandy said next to you than the problem is xfce compositor...

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#9 2013-01-12 18:07:39

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

progandy wrote:

If you want to blur the background, you'll have to use compiz instead of xfwm4 as a window manager.

ok, so the problem is xfce's compositor?! i will try use compiz.

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#10 2013-01-12 18:18:07

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

10 % transparency?


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#11 2013-01-12 18:56:04

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

graysky wrote:

10 % transparency?

no, it's like a panel that make the wallpaer under it stay with blur effect...

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#12 2013-01-12 18:57:43

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

compiz didn't make any difference... i think i will apply the blur effect in the wall, like i usualy do with panel's shadow. it seems blur effect doesn't do any effect with few colors...

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#13 2013-01-12 20:30:02

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

netonardin wrote:

compiz didn't make any difference... i think i will apply the blur effect in the wall, like i usualy do with panel's shadow. it seems blur effect doesn't do any effect with few colors...

You'll have to set up blur for your panel in compiz. http://wiki.compiz.org/Plugins/Blur
If you hardly move any windows below the panel blurring the background image directly is more efficient.

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#14 2013-01-12 21:45:20

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Re: [SOLVED] xfce glass panel

progandy wrote:
netonardin wrote:

compiz didn't make any difference... i think i will apply the blur effect in the wall, like i usualy do with panel's shadow. it seems blur effect doesn't do any effect with few colors...

You'll have to set up blur for your panel in compiz. http://wiki.compiz.org/Plugins/Blur
If you hardly move any windows below the panel blurring the background image directly is more efficient.

hummm... now i understand, compiz is a great aplication, but i don't like it to the every day use... i aplied to the wall and now it's looking good ( http://netonardin.deviantart.com/art/I- … -348150188 ), well you solve my question, thanks a lot!

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