Is there a way to make the background of Notepad++ text editor transparent like Eclipse?
Perhaps, there is a plugin which does this job.
It isn't a plugin for Notepad++ but there is a simple way to get transparent applications such as Notepad++ if you have an Nvidia graphics card that supports nview.
You can set system wide or application specific transparency settings easily. Simply enable nview, then right click on the top bar on any window, select nView options, Transparent.
Here is a clear example of Notepad++ transparent
I realise this is hardware specific solution, but it is really useful and simple if do you have the right card. I know for sure it works on XPx86, Vistax64, Windows7x86 and Windows8x64 because I've used it for years on those platforms without any issues.
I wrote a program to make any window transparent. It will also make the menu bar, tool bar, etc. transparent so it may not be exactly what you need.
It runs in the background and is activated by using
The program is written in AutoIt. You can download the source and customize it as needed. AutoIt compiles programs to .exe in such a way that no dependencies are needed, such as DLLs or .NET.
Win_Trans on GitHub.