I was browsing around some of the Linux customizations on Reddit and wanted to see how transparent terminals look on my desktop with i3.
For anyone who wants to try it:
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install compton
Put this in
opacity-rule = ["85:class_g = 'Gnome-terminal'"];
(or whatever programs you want to make transparent – see this page)
I put this in my i3conf file (seen here):
# for transparency exec --no-startup-id compton
I’m not sure if it will work until I restart my computer, so I ran compton in another terminal:
$ compton &
and it worked. I kind of like it, but don’t know if it will be too distracting in the long term.