I will show how to create a transparent shell on ubuntu desktop, and first make sure Compiz fusion has been installed
UPDATE: USE THIS ALTERNATIVE WAY IF THIS POST NOT WORK ON HIGHER UBUNTU EDITION!
You will see the following figure if everything below done
Open a gnome terminal (Applications–>Accessories–>Terminal),then go to Edit–>Profiles
click New in the next window:
type profile name,it’s trans in my case :
click Create ,then set as following :
Show menubar: off
Initial title: trans
Dynamically-set title: Isn’t displayed
Color scheme: Black on white
Transparent Background: on
Set the transparency down to “None”
Close the window when settings done,and do like this if you want
close the terminal window.
Open CompizConfig setting by click System–>Preferences–>CompizConfig Setting Manager
go to the Window Decoration,click it on and double click, add !title=^trans$ to the Decoration windows field
click Back,go to Windows Rules plugin,click it on then double click and do as following:
turn to Size rules tab,click New,put the Width and Height as you want for your shell
at last go to Place windows,click it on go to the Fixed Window Placement tab,click new
put x and y coordinates of the default position you want for your shell.
Now open a terminal window, (code:gnome-terminal –window-with-profile=trans if you do not set Profile used when launching a new terminal:trans) and you will see the figure at the beginning
you can make it run at login by type gnome-terminal –window-with-profile=trans in command field