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gnome shell

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to change the transparency level of the Gnome 3 desktop top panel in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, though

It’s easy to configure top panel transparency via a Gnome Shell extension called Dynamic Top Bar. With the extension, you can easily configure top panel transparency if app is not full screen:

  • top panel transparency style: transparency or gradient.
  • transparency level.
  • Show or hide button shadow, Activities button text.

1. Open Ubuntu Software, search for and install Dynamic Top Bar

2. Once installed, go to extension settings via the install page (Ubuntu Software) or Gnome tweak tool (install it via Ubuntu Software).

That’s it. Enjoy!

This tutorial shows you how to enable transparent top panel and titlebar in Unity Desktop, tested in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring.

transparent panel and titlebar

Transparent Panel in Unity:

The CompizConfig Settings Manager has the opition to set panel opacity. It’s a little different to Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. Now the option is under Ubuntu Unity Plugin -> General tab.

To get totally transparent panel:

      Set the value of Panel Opacity to 0
      Click to edit Background Color, change Opacity to 1

full transparent panel

To install CompizConfig Settings Manager, click the link below to bring up Ubuntu Software Center and click install button.

click to install CCSM

compizconfig settings manager

Transparent titlebar in Unity:

Without installing special themes, you can directly adjust window titlebar transparency in Ubuntu Unity via Dconf Editor which is installed by default.

dconf editor in unity dash

Open dconf editor, then navigate to org/compiz/gwd. Change the value of “metacity-theme-active-opacity” and “metacity-theme-inactive-opacity” to set transparent titlebar for both focus & un-focus windows.

change titlebar transparency