Re: 2 Questions

Andrew Sullivan (
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 14:07:51 -0400 (EDT)

On 16 Sep 1998, Doug Alcorn wrote:

> Chris Zimmerman <> writes:
> > 1.  How do I configure xterm to come up as "see-through"?
> This definitely belongs on the FAQ.  

>From question 4.10 of AS FAQ 1.4.6:

>How do I get that cool transparent xiterm?

>You can't. There is no such thing. The "transparent" effect you are
>looking for is actually just a *term program (xiterm, rxvt, whatever)
>with a background pixmap identical to the desktop. The user carefully
>lined up the *term so that the pixmaps appeared to be the same ones.

>Apparently, the newest version of eterm has a transparency option. If you
>decide to use it, I hope you have a couple of
>million extra CPU cycles lying around!

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