Posts tagged: desktop

  • Making Ubuntu Unity Look Beautiful By Enabling Transparency

    Enabling transparency is one of simplest ways to beautify Ubuntu Unity. Unity has transparency disabled for most screen items by default. However, by following the steps below you can add transparency to your Ubuntu Unity desktop.

    Top Panel Transparency

    To enable transparency on the top panel, follow these steps:

    Top Panel

    1) Install Compiz Config Settings Manager
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins
    2) Alt + F2, type ‘ccsm’ and press Enter to launch CCSM.
    3) Click on the ‘Ubuntu Unity Plugin’ / ‘Experimental’ tab.
    4) Modify the ‘Panel Opacity’ slider to change the panels transparency. Range 0 (transparent) - 1 (opaque).

    Compiz - Top Panel Settings

    April 27, 2012 - 3 minute read - ubuntu unity transparent transparency window title desktop beautiful pretty gnome