Eterm tiling and transparency

Dave Taira (
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 12:46:52 -0700 (PDT)

> From: David Mihm <>
> 	Eterm does "pseudo-transparency", and with 1.5beta5 it no longer
> requires Esetroot to set the transparency correctly.  As has been said by
> others, Eterm won't do transparenc on tiled images.  This is obviously
> better and less memory intensive to simply use the same pixmap as the root
> bg anyway - that should be common sense, but apparently not to some. (no
> offense to anyone here - just a statement) :)

Except that the tiles probably won't line up. Which mars the illusion of
transparency. So if you actually want it to look transparent, you need
to either tweak your pixmaps (like the earliest "transparent xterm"
screenshots), or use Eterm and a pixmap that's the right size for your