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disable panel transparency

Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:44 pm
Is there some way to disable the transparency on the panel? I really don't like having to squint and focus hard to find the icons I've put on the panel.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: disable panel transparency

Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:05 pm
see this thread, it should answer your question viewtopic.php?f=17&t=86579


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Re: disable panel transparency

Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:53 pm
google01103 wrote:see this thread, it should answer your question viewtopic.php?f=17&t=86579


Well that has the hard way and resource intensive way of doing things. Coping the theme over to my .kde directory and changing the panel-background.svgz image is actually overkill.

The easier way of doing it without using a bunch of disk space is to still create your own panel-background.svgz image, but no need to copy the whole theme over. Go to K->Settings->System Settings->Workspace Appearance->Desktop Theme->Details. Select Panel Background and choose "file." Then select your new panel-background.svgz image.

BTW if any of the developers are reading, this property should be a simple right click on the panel not some maze of random clicks to get to it.
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Re: disable panel transparency

Wed May 25, 2011 1:14 pm
Thank you for this. YES, they should make it a lot easier.

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K->Settings->System Settings->Workspace Appearance->Desktop Theme->Details.

Select Panel Background and choose "file." Then select your new panel-background.svgz image.

I chose /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/default/opaque/widgets/panel-background.svgz

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Re: disable panel transparency

Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:05 pm
Another easy way to do this is with

Some things that may speed up any card's performance

The first one refers particularly to systems running KDE prior to 4.3.1 -

Try to avoid using many widgets on your desktop, particularly if they are of the dynamic updating type.

Turn off transparency/translucency, choosing themes that don't use it.

Use a theme with transparency, but change the configuration. Set the fade time to zero.
There are two ways to do this, both in the desktop-effects systemsettings dialog. One, on the General tab, set animation speed to Instant.
Two, on the All Effects tab, find translucency, configure it, and set fading duration to 0 to 10 or so. (The spinner increments are 100 ms, so the 10 ms suggestion is only a tenth of that.)

These hints won't turn an old graphics card into a fast one, but they will make Desktop Effects a feasibility on many older cards.


http://userbase.kde.org/GPU-Performance
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Re: disable panel transparency

Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:00 pm
I couldn't deal with the transparent taskbar either - almost totally unreadable.

There really should be a toggle to turn transparency off as mentioned by another poster.

I found a brute force way to get rid of it by turning off all desktop effects (disabling compiz) in the kde control center. This speeds up my older notebook a whole lot anyway.

I will look into these more subtle options.
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Re: disable panel transparency

Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:08 pm
I'm having the same problem, I have mine set to cycle through desktop images and when a dark one appears, I cant see the widgets or the taskbar properly.
I have tried to find the settings to decrease the transparency (in KDE translucency). I found this;
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But, no matter what they are set to, the taskbar and widgets are still transparent.
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Re: disable panel transparency

Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:52 pm
Taskbar and widget translucency are theme related (there's a bunch of them at kde-look.org) and has nothing to do with the compositor (except that panels - unlike widgets - technically require a compositor to be translucent)

See here:
http://kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode ... entmode=76

 
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