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How can I make the default page of Firefox for Mac transparent so that one can see everything that is behind it?

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Can you please elaborate, what do you mean by "so one can see everything that is behind" do you mean you want it transparent so the user can see the desktop? – Sandeep Bansal Mar 31 '11 at 16:06
yes, exactly! or even better, all the windows that are behind firefox's window – flow Mar 31 '11 at 17:01
Don't start Firefox, and then say you did. It will be fully transparent, and you'll see everything behind it. – Zano May 23 '11 at 14:20
Why would you want to do that? – Tom Wijsman May 23 '11 at 22:18
Don't you mean translucent? – Mateen Ulhaq May 25 '11 at 0:51
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Afloat is what you're looking for. This app has many different features for window management. The included user guide has all of the features. Including:

Transparency lets you see through a window.

menu:             keyboard:        mouse:           macbooks:
Window >          ⌃⌘ + page up     ⌃⌘ + scroll up   ⌃⌘ + scroll up
Transparency      or pagedown      or down with     or down with
                                   the wheel.       two fingers.
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You might be looking for SetAlphaValue or WindowShade X.

SetAlphaValue especially seems to have an option for "AlpahValue for windows with title", with which you might be able to render Firefox transparent just for the home page.

(Sorry, don't have a Mac to try this on)

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If you're using Windows you can make applications transparent with Pitaschio. It's more of an on-the-fly setting, so you would just make the windows transparent when needed. Here's a Firefox tutorial I found on google:

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No, they’re on Mac (as stated in the question). – Synetech May 25 '11 at 0:40
yes, for mac, although the idea seems exactly what i need – flow May 26 '11 at 7:37
He added the OS later. Thanks for the downvotes though. – jtmcn May 26 '11 at 22:26

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