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Certain applets aren't compatible with transparent image background


Description Jimi Bove 2014-12-03 19:49:56 CET
Created attachment 5789 
intended image background for the panel

I'm about to also attach the screenshot of my panel when I apply that background image.

So, I wanted to have a background image that's transparent EXCEPT in places where I want to be able to read--namely the bottom of my panel. I switch wallpapers every 5 minutes, and some of them make that text unreadable. The problem is, the transparent background I made only appears under certain widgets. After a lot of trial and error, I've determined that it doesn't display when it's under one of the following applets (out of the ones I happen to use): Disk Performance Monitor, System Load Monitor, Network Monitor, Sensor plugin, and the CPU Frequency Monitor. Interestingly, it works with the Sensor plugin when I set to to display "tachos" rather than a temperature.

As you can see, in my current setup, the image is only appearing under the clock applet, since that's the only applet I have in that section of the image that works with it. If I move the clock applet around, I can see the full image as bits and pieces, including its gradient to full transparency. It's all very smooth, but only with the clock applet.
Comment 1 Jimi Bove 2014-12-03 19:50:30 CET
Created attachment 5790 
the result
Comment 2 Jimi Bove 2014-12-03 19:50:45 CET
Oh, and I'm using Arch Linux (sorry for not mentioning).
Comment 3 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-28 01:53:57 CEST
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Bug #11351

Reported by:
Jimi Bove
Reported on: 2014-12-03
Last modified on: 2020-05-28


Nick Schermer
CC List:
1 user




intended image background for the panel (791 bytes, image/png)
2014-12-03 19:49 CET , Jimi Bove
no flags
the result (35.17 KB, image/png)
2014-12-03 19:50 CET , Jimi Bove
no flags

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