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I use urxvt on Mint 13 Cinnamon and I'd like it to be partially transparent.

I'm not sure how to do this, but I also like it maximized and undecorated, for which I use devilspie. Devil's pie allows me to run a system command using the window ID. So my specific question is:

  • What system command sets the transparency of a window using the window ID in Mint/Cinnamon?

But I'd settle for another good way to get transparency in urxvt in Cinnamon.


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According to the devilspie manual, it can deal with transparency using the -opacity flag. Have you tried that?


(opacity percent)

boolean opacity(int percent)

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