Make the Gnome Terminal window translucent

This tip gives GNoME Terminal windows an impressive graphical look and feel. Once made translucent, you'll be able to "see-through" GNOME Terminal windows to the desktop below. This is mostly useless but looks great.

Start GNOME Terminal and click Edit ^ Current Profile. Then click the Effects tab and select the Transparent background radio button. The changes will take effect immediately. You might want to click and drag the slider more toward Maximum, to increase the opacity from the default setting because it leaves a distracting amount of the background visible.

To learn how to further customize the terminal look and feel, see Tip 25, on page 82, and Tip 137, on page 178.

35. Once of the technical reviewers of this book, John Southern, regularly rents stalls at computer fairs to hand-out free Linux install CDs. When pioneering Linux outfit Red Hat first started, they attended various shows and gave away Linux CDs, although made a healthy profit selling hats, t-shirts and other promotional items. This is the inverse of the usual approach, where promotional items are given away, and the product is sold!

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