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Aero Glass/Transparent window borders in Windows 8?

While I'm really liking Windows 8, I do miss having the semi-transparent borders round my windows, like with Aero Glass in Windows 7. I note that the taskbar in Windows 8 is semi-transparent... Is ...
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Make one side of image fade to transparent with GIMP?

For use in some of my presentation slides, I hope to edit some of my images with The GIMP so that one (or more) side(s) will fade into transparency. How do I do this in GIMP?
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Is it possible to enable Aero Glass again in Windows 10 for Windows titles?

I've updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I miss the Aero Glass transparency that I had in Windows 7. How can I enable this again?
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Why does transparency disable subpixel rendering in Adobe Reader?

I normally prefer Adobe Reader (still v9 on Linux) to all other PDF viewers because I think it has the best rendering quality, even though others have caught up lately. This rendering quality appears ...
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inkscape transparency when exporting pdf?

How do I need to change the transparent objects in an inkscape file to be able to export them correctly to pdf? So far it seems the defaults render the transparent objects either invisible or opaque.
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GIMP - change color of object preserving feathering

I have an .xcf image and I like to change the color of some objects within it. The objects are mostly one solid color with the edges feathered into transparency. I.e. all pixels in the object are ...
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How to make manipulating all-white objects without a background easier in Inkscape?

I'm sure it's a common frustration but I couldn't find an answer. I'm making white icons in Inkscape (with a transparent background) and I couldn't find a way to set up my document so that the ...
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Turn off transparency for Windows 7 taskbar only

I don't like the semi-transparent nature of the Windows 7 taskbar. When a white window slides down there it makes the icons and, more importantly, the Workrave (http://www.workrave.org/) toolbar, ...
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Generate FLV video with alpha channel using open source tools

I have a sequence of PNG-images with transparency which I want to convert to an FLV video with transparency. So far I have been using ffmpeg to create FLVs (vp6a), but it doesn't seem to support ...
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What to break in KDE to disable transparency?

In KDE 4.9 one can disable the transparency of most items, but not of the Plasma Panel. However, that thing annoys me to all extent. I cannot have applications full-screened then Alt-Tab to another ...
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How to flatten transparency without rasterization?

I have a simple illustration in CorelDraw with overlapping simi-transparent curves with uniform fillings, and I need to export it to EPS while maintaining everything in vector form. It is perfectly ...
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ffmpeg: How to place multiple overlays and fade out the topmost properly

I'm trying to place several overlays on top of each other and fade out the topmost after some frames. Therefore I'm using 2 .png files which should be placed on the final video in the following order: ...
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urxvt vim transparent colorscheme

I have urxvt running in real transparency mode using xcompmgr. Everything looks great but I would like my vim colorscheme to respect the transparency setting. Is this possible?
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How do I adjust transparency of watermark in Microsoft Word 2010?

I added a watermark to my page from Page Layout > Watermark > Custom Watermark... > Picture Watermark However, the resulting watermark was dim and fainted like it is transparent. I want it to ...
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Transparent background in editor but solid text

Is there a way to make the background to an editor e.g. gedit transparent without affecting text's transparency? Is there any other program that supports this?
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PDF/X-1a:2001 file doesn't print PSD's/TIF's with alpha channel

I'm outputting a print ready PDF using InDesign's PDF/X-1a:2001 preset. Photoshop images & TIF's with transparency that are placed on coloured boxes aren't printing. It's as if someone has ...
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transparent gradients with graphicsmagick

I'm trying to create a gradient that goes from transparent to some color. With imageMagick you can do that with (taken from the documentation): convert -size 100x100 gradient:none-firebrick ...
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PNG alpha rendered as black in Blender

I'm a Blender novice, so this is probably easy to fix. When I use a transparent PNG as a texture in Blender, the parts that should be transparent are rendered as black. This is especially confusing ...
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Photoshop CS5 scale transparency grid

In all other versions of PS I have used the grey and white transparency grid that shows through transparent images has remained at the same scale when zooming in and out. The problem I am having is ...
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Fuchsia and Transparency

[Fuchsia] is also commonly used to indicate transparency. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuchsia_(color) Does anyone know what this quote means? Why would fuchsia be used to indicate ...
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Photoshop - Partially-transparent PNG's?

Is it possible to do partially-transparent PNG's in Photoshop CS4?
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overlay transparent animation over video with ffmpeg

Overall task is to overlay animated infographics over video. What I would like as a result shown in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhMF3WD9pr0 Nice animated semi-transparent cyan line on ...
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Transparent look in Ubuntu

Anyone here who knows where can I find a tutorial where I can make Ubuntu 9.04 - Ubuntu 10.04 look like this
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Merge two videos with transparency in ffmpeg

I have two videos merged into one file using below command. Unfortunately second video covers first video and it is not visible. How to make second video transparent (eg. 50%)? ffmpeg -i in1.mp4 ...
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Transparency option gone from Windows 8.1

Something happened and now my transparency option from Windows 8.1 is gone. I followed this solution but for me it does nothing. After restart the value ColorizationOpaqueBlend is still in the ...
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Why are there no video formats that support transparency?

Why are there no [widely supported] video formats that support transparency? For example, the PNG image format supports transparency, allowing for some interesting effects in websites and documents. ...
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ConEmu Transparent Background?

There's a transparency option but that makes the whole window transparent. Is there a way to get the background to be transparent and not the borders nor text?
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1answer
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Conky transparency isn't working in Mint 14

I've setup conky on my laptop installation of linux mint 14 (cinnamon), conky works except for the font transparency. I'm using: xftalpha 0.5 in .conkyrc. But whichever value I use, the ...
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Set window transparency in terminal in Mint

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 ...
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PNGs with Black Backgrounds

Why is it that when I copy/paste PNG files with a transparent background into photoshop that they show up with a black background, whereas if I save them, then open they're transparent? I find it ...
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how to change the color that's used for transparency automatically, or programmatically?

For every picture (e.g. bmp, png), a transparent point actually does have a color The transparency is either defined by alpha channel mask (e.g. in PNG) or one of the colors is defined as ...
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Converting AVI file to an animated gif with transparent background

I have some AVI files that I want to convert to animated gifs with transparent backgrounds to place on a .net Windows form. I am able to convert from AVI to animated gifs but for some reason the ...
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1answer
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Why is there a grid behind a transparent background PNG?

When I open a transparent background PNG, I see a grey-white grid. Is the grid embedded into the file? How can I change it?
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.04 flash player graphical glitches when minimized

I have a bit of an issue where when I am playing a flash video in a minimized window the video will bleed through completely black pixels, especially in conjunction with transparency. My flash is ...
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Issue in Windows 10 with lack of icon transparency for System icons

Just started using Windows 10 and I'm seeing that system icons are not transparent and instead I'm seeing the white and grey placeholder background (chequerboard) you usually see to indicate a ...
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mixing transparent FLV video and background-image with FFMPEG

I'm having a hard time mixing a background png with a transparent flv. I scale and crop an flv video with filter_complex, and then i want to overlay it on a background png. When I put the png in the ...
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Paste transparency from Photoshop into Flash

I am working with a PSD that has layers. Each layer has a transparent background as well as the base layer. I was curious if it is possible to copy a layer and paste into Flash preserving the ...
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Gimp won't allow me to copy and paste a transparent image

On the latest version of GIMP on my PC, whenever I try to copy a transparent image from the internet, GIMP will automatically fill in the transparent areas with the background color I have selected. ...
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Windows 8.1 transparency?

So I have two computers. Both of which are running Windows 8.1 (Version 6.3 Build 9600). The only real differences in the systems are that one is Pro, and the other is.. I'm not sure. It simply says ...
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How can I make alternate pixels transparent in a .png file?

I have a .png file I would like to display on Google Maps as a semi-transparent overlay. In order to do this, I would like to make approximately every other pixel in the .png file transparent. (The ...
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1answer
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GIMP: change the exact color on the image - OK, but transparency disappears

There is no problem for me now to change color for pixels of the same color: I click on "Select by Color Tool"(Ctrl+O). The pixels of the same color are selected now. Then I press Ctrl+,. The selected ...
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1answer
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Merge two images with transparency in imagemagick

I have two images without transparency (two photos) and I want to combine these images into one image where first image covers second image. How to scale these images to the same size and merge with ...
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Changing Default for MS Paint orientation, transparency?

I use MS Paint on my Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit machine. For years I have wished I could change the default settings on two things: 1- I almost always use the portrait orientation, but the ...
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How to create eps with transparent background?

I like to create an .eps file with a transparent background. I tried Gimp and InkScape but it looks like I haven't been successful. Is the a special trick for this or is my software just not capable ...
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How to lighten a watermark image (picture) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I adjust transparency of watermark in Microsoft Word 2010? Once a picture has been inserted as a watermark in a Word 2010 document, the instruction given on this ...
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Continuous Sync

I'm looking for a open source software to synchronize two folders in a Private Network (or a VPN) in a continuous/transparent way. Like DropBox, for exemple, but without the server aspects. I found ...
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Blender 2.59 incorrect blending

I'm having problems with blender transparency. I want to create a simple 2d character with the transparent body and transparent eyes on it. All objects should be textured. Here is the image for my ...
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transparenting selection

How can I make selection transparent as value of selection by quick mask? I mean I made quick mask, made selection and now want these selected parts to be as transparent as much selected are.
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Gvim with Ubuntu 10.10 transparency

Looking to see if its possible or otherwise. I also have transparency=15 Error detected while processing /home/user/.gvimrc: line 25: E518: Unknown option: transparency=15 So far have gotten ...
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Transparency in Sublime Text 3

I've read around that transparency might be possible in Sublime Text 3. However, I couldn't find anything in the changelogs or release notes. Was the feature implemented?