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    Default Transparent panel

    Hi there!
    How can I make the panel transparent?
    Do you know any appearence theme with transparent panel?
    Thank you in advance.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Default Re: Transparent panel

    The panel of what? I guess in a desktop environment. Which one? And which verson of openSUSE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    The panel of what? I guess in a desktop environment. Which one? And which verson of openSUSE?
    I beg your pardon, Henk.
    You are right: the desktop panel.
    I'm using openSuse 13.1 with KDE desktop.

    Thank you.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Default Re: Transparent panel

    If you are using the default openSUSE theme in 13.1 with desktop effects enabled then the panel is already transparent - although it is not immediately obvious unless you move something of a lighter colour behind it.

    I don't think you can change the opacity level as this is controlled by the theme but you could select a different panel background that is more transparent in

    configure desktop > Workspace Appearance > Desktop Themes > Details

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    Default Re: Transparent panel

    Transparency is not how it used to be in kde3
    I think the best comes with a theme called Glassified
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    Default Re: Transparent panel

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    ... I don't think you can change the opacity level as this is controlled by the theme ...
    To change the transparency it is necessary to manually edit the "panel-background.svgz" image that is relevant to the theme in use, it's normally located at:

    Code:
    /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/THEME-NAME/widgets/panel-background.svgz
    Unless you are familiar with themes it's not intuitively obvious what to change, there's info on the KDE TechBase website regarding creating themes. Development/Tutorials/Plasma/ThemeDetails - KDE TechBase is a good starting place.

    Usual caveats apply, ensure you have a back-up copy of the theme you're changing...
    Regards, Paul

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    Default Re: Transparent panel

    Thank you, very much!
    Now I'm using Glassified background panel. While I learn about change transparency manually.
    Thanks again.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannington View Post
    To change the transparency it is necessary to manually edit the "panel-background.svgz" image that is relevant to the theme in use, it's normally located at:

    Code:
    /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/THEME-NAME/widgets/panel-background.svgz
    Unless you are familiar with themes it's not intuitively obvious what to change, there's info on the KDE TechBase website regarding creating themes. Development/Tutorials/Plasma/ThemeDetails - KDE TechBase is a good starting place.

    Usual caveats apply, ensure you have a back-up copy of the theme you're changing...
    Hey thanks for that, i have not wanted to do what OP wants, but i have wanted to modify the appearance of the panel in themes in the past. That info may come in handy to me in the future. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightron View Post
    Hey thanks for that, i have not wanted to do what OP wants, but i have wanted to modify the appearance of the panel in themes in the past. That info may come in handy to me in the future. Cheers.
    You're welcome. I'm still getting to grips with inkscape, karbon seemed adequate for my needs but appears hopelessly broken at the moment...
    Regards, Paul

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