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True transparency for Konsole

  

KDE Improvement

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True transparency for Konsole
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True transparency for Konsole
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True transparency for Konsole
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Link:  http://
Minimum required   KDE 3.5.x
Downloads:  6968
Submitted:  Nov 6 2006

Description:

A fix for one of the most annoying missing features in KDE. This patch brings true transparency (with Xgl/Beryl) to Konsole. And as a bonus, it removes the 1 pixel border around the window, so that you can embed the console in the desktop.

To be fair, I have to admit that the transparency code was already there, I just activated it and fixed the 1-pixel-border-bug. (I consider that a bug because earlier versions didn't have that border, and it's rather ugly.) So be careful, this patch could have some unexpected side effects, otherwise it would be active by default.

Installation:

* get kdebase source (tested with 3.5.5, but could work with other versions, no guarantee)

* in source directory, do:
patch -p0 < konsole-3.5.5-trans.patch
./configure -C --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
cd konsole
make
make install

Installation for Ubuntu/Debian:

* Get apt-build:
sudo apt-get install apt-build

* Get kdebase sources:
sudo apt-build source konsole

* Go to sources and make user-writeable:
cd /var/cache/apt-build/build/kdebase-3.5.5
sudo chown --recursive (your username) .

* run configure:
./configure -C --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`

* if configure fails, you have to install some developer packages, e.g. if it complains about missing qt headers:
sudo apt-get install libqt3-mt-dev

* apply patch, compile and install
patch -p0 < konsole-3.5.5-trans.patch
cd konsole
make
sudo make install




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 Great!

 
 by MxCl on: Dec 16 2006
 
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Good job, works perfectly :)


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 Kubuntu Edgy / Beryl

 
 by nitro82282 on: Dec 17 2006
 
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I've tried your patch, but if I move with the mouse on the konsole menu, I get the word "session overlapped to the normal text of other menu.

I'm sure I've installed all packages for building konsole, and that the verison of kdebase is 3.5.5


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 works :-)

 
 by ptitmain on: Jan 1 2007
 
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Works great !

package kdebase-dev is needed to succeed with ./configure...


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 borderless?

 
 by arthur-kalm on: Jan 29 2007
 
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Hi, I was wondering how you make konsole borderless? I looked around at all the options and couldn't find it. Thanks for your help.


Arthur Kalmenson
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 Re: borderless?

 
 by jojoesyoyo on: Feb 15 2007
 
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just click on the konsole icon in the window title or Do Alt+Space when you are on konsole, and in the menu that appears select Advanced > No Border :)
Nice hack. I haven't got the time to compile it but someday i'll give it a try. Is there something similar for yakuake?


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 kde 3.5.6

 
 by bajtek on: Jan 30 2007
 
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worked with my kde 3.5.5 on gentoo, doesn't work with kde 3.5.6


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 Re: kde 3.5.6

 
 by BeteNoire on: Feb 2 2007
 
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Works for me. KDE 3.5.6. Konsole compiled with ebuild program.


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 Works on KDE 3.5.6

 
 by axis on: Mar 8 2007
 
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Worked for me using KDE 3.5.6. Downloaded the 3.5.6 source and it worked flawlessly. :)


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