Enabling Linux Transparency in XFCE

I run XFCE 14.04 through Crouton on Linux. The first thing I install after a fresh Linux install is Guake Terminal. Pressing F12 brings down an overly terminal that is really handy to use.

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But as you can see above the transparency doesn’t work properly out of the box with a fresh Linux install.

So to enable that you must do the following:

How To

1. Open up Settings and click on Window Manager Tweaks.

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2. Navigate to the ‘Compisitor’ tab. Check the ‘Enable display compositing’ checkbox.Screenshot from 2015-06-05 23_39_09

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3. Now restart your computer, and the alpha transparency will be working now!.

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