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Old 05. Dec 2010, 06:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Only thing I can't work out how to do is get the Mint panel fully transparent. This just "happened" with Ubuntu 10.10 but with mint the system icons/notifications retain their default background and only the rest of the panel goes transparent when using the "solid color" and "transparency" controls.

I've read Jojo's tip for Ubuntu but as the default theme is different in Mint, and I've also got Emerald running, I didn't want to mess anything up.
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Old 05. Dec 2010, 10:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As far as I know it is a common bug that also occurs in Ubuntu as well. As an experiment try switching to "Clearlooks" theme and see if it goes away.
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Old 06. Dec 2010, 01:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Only thing I can't work out how to do is get the Mint panel fully transparent. This just "happened" with Ubuntu 10.10 but with mint the system icons/notifications retain their default background and only the rest of the panel goes transparent when using the "solid color" and "transparency" controls.

I've read Jojo's tip for Ubuntu but as the default theme is different in Mint, and I've also got Emerald running, I didn't want to mess anything up.
Please check out Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after installation, some other items are to be completed very soon.
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Thanks guys - using this I've now obtained "more" transparency, but not all. Now the system sound icon and Claws Mail icons are the only ones with a background. I can live with that
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...I've not had time to hunt for an alternative solution but it appears that the Ubuntu provided new mail notification panel icon for Thunderbird is not included with Mint? I've installed Claws to compensate for this unless someone can point me at something I've missed
I don't understand why Mint 10 has not included this. Tried to google a bit but couldn't get a solution. After trying out some indicator applets, I've now got it.

You can go to Software Manager, type indicator-applet, then select indicator-applet-complete to install it.

After installation, right-click the panel, select "Add to Panel" and add the item Indicator-applet, which should show you the volume control and the envelope icons on the panel, like what you have in Ubuntu 10.10.

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Thanks guys - using this I've now obtained "more" transparency, but not all. Now the system sound icon and Claws Mail icons are the only ones with a background. I can live with that
If not mistaken, this likely can be due to the system sound and Claws Mail icons not using transparent png files or something else related to the applet config files? But I suppose if you can get the indicator-applet-complete installed and use back Thunderbird, the problem will be solved.

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Working great with Thunderbird but not transparent.

Bit weird this. If I switch to another theme I get the transparency but I just don't like the icons. Switching back to Mint-X I get the indicator applet, trash can and clock with no transparency, but switching to Mint-X-Metal makes the trash and clock transparent, leaving only the indicator applet with a background.

If I get time later I'll play with some custom icon sets too and see if any of these induce full transparency.
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Solution which now works for my preferences is:

X-C Blacklight A theme (Emerald) using AurorMint controls and FaenzaWolfe icons. With this I get full transparency plus an overall look that I like

Thanks for help
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This tip Get Thunderbird's Mail Notification for Linux Mint is now added in the list. Please check it out if that works for you.
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This tip Get Thunderbird's Mail Notification for Linux Mint is now added in the list. Please check it out if that works for you.
Works great - thanks. Now you can choose to have just the sound & mail icons or the complete set
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