This tutorial is about how to configure your Unity to get transparent top-panel and window title bar. I did following in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric with Unity desktop.
1.) Get the transparent top-panel.
Unity’s panel opacity is controlled by Ubuntu Unity Plugin under CCSM. So to do that first install CompizConfig-Settings-Manager by following command in a terminal window:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Then launch CCSM. Click to go into Unity Plugin’s configuration page, in
Experimental tab change the value of
2.) Get transparent window title bar
First, run this command to install compiz-gnome and gconf-editor:
sudo apt-get install compiz-gnome gconf-editor
Press Alt+F2 key combination and run
gconf-editor, then navigate to
In right, change the value of “metacity_theme_active_opacity” and “metacity_theme_opacity” range from 0 to 1.