X11: How to get a transparant term with Eterm(last edit: 2000-11-22)
This is the command:
user@host:~#Eterm -f white -c white -x -D 0 -W -O --shade 80% --scrollbar off --menubar off
See the summary of the Eterm man page below for an explanation:
Or you can create a theme (e.g. called 'lowlife') and start Eterm:
user@host:~#Eterm -t lowlife
You probaley can put the theme in you home dir, but I've just put it in the global dir:
-rw-r--r-- 1 me users 364 Nov 18 16:20 MAIN
# geometry 132x50+100+100
For an exact explanation: see the man page. Below are the man page entries of the command
line options and with a little imagination you can match the command line options with
the options specified in the 'MAIN' file.
-f color, --foreground-color color
Set color as the foreground (text) color. NOTE:
this will actually be the background color if
reverse video is also selected.
-c color, --cursor-color color
Use color as the cursor color.
This option forces Eterm to have no borders. This
also means that the window can not be moved (unless
the -V or --menubar-move option is specified) or
resized. Recommend using --geometry as well with
-D desktop, --desktop desktop
Starts the Eterm on the specified desktop. desktop
should be an integer between 0 and your highest-
numbered desktop. NOTE: You must have a GNOME-com-
pliant window manager for this feature to work.
Please see http://www.gnome.org/devel/gnomewm/ for
more information on the _WIN_WORKSPACE property and
how to support it.
In a pseudo-transparent Eterm, this will watch the
desktop for changes to the image, Eterm moving to a
different desktop, etc. Use with the transparency
This gives a pseudo-transparent Eterm. The image
is taken directly from the root window, so any
requests for changing the pixmap are ignored. If
you do not use Enlightenment (http://www.enlighten-
ment.org/) as your window manager, you will need to
use the Esetroot program in the doc/ directory to
set your root background image.
Darkens the background pixmap (either an image file
or the transparent portion can be shaded). The
amount of shading is controlled by the specified
percentage, which may or may not be followed by a
Enables the scrollbar. (Default)
Enables the menubar. (Default)
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