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Make Your Gnome Menu’s Transparent

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If you run Compiz you can easily turn your gnome menu’s transparent. This is pretty neat if you already have some kind of transparent emerald theme running and want your whole desktop to match.


Firstly, make sure you have the ‘Compiz Configuration Settings Manager’ installed (CCSM). You can easily find this in synaptic if you don’t.

  1. Open CCSM
  2. Go to Accessibility
  3. Go to Tab – Opacity Settings

Enter the settings as follows: –

  • dock 67
  • Menu 90
  • DropdownMenu 92
  • popupmenu 93

Preview these settings and then tweak to your liking.