Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170987
Incomplete Panel Transparency
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:15 EST
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Description of problem:
Panel does a great job with transparency, but when are we going to get transparent task names in the task bar, with options for changing the font color? Also, the applet handles should be able to set to become partially visible on mouseover (ie not a block of grey, but some compromise). Also, the icons in the system tray should match color / transparency of the rest of the panel. These things are sore thumbs in what would otherwise be a gorgeous setup.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at bottom of screen.
Actual Results: It wasn't entirely gorgeous.
Expected Results: It was amazingly gorgeous.
Created attachment 120766 [details]
Screenshot of transparent panel
Also, several applets are not transparency-friendly. In the attached
screenshot, the volume and battery applets look very good. However, the show
desktop applet is not as attractive. The show desktop applet is completely
Can the owner of this bug set its Version to devel? This seems to be applicable
to newer versions.
In particular, the Nofification area (version 2.14.0) and left/right panel
boundaries do not properly support transparency.
Created attachment 127789 [details]
Illustration of incomplete transparency
This picture illustrates the incomplete transparency of the notification area
and panel edges. The notification area has a box around it to show where it is.
The tasklist supports transparency now. Closing...
The notification area icons need to be fixed on an app by app basis (either
switch to GtkStatusIcon from libegg, or patch their libegg to support
transparency). feel free to file individual bug reports as you run across