SOLVED: Enabling transparent desktop icons on XFCE desktop

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 6:02 pm | 575 views | trackback url

Another quick and dirty XFCE desktop hack, this one to add transparent icon backgrounds to your desktop icons.

If you’re tired of looking at ugly icon label backgrounds, and really want transparent backgrounds, the fix is simple!

Here’s the code:

style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
  ## opacity of text background (0 - 255, 0 = transparent)
  XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0
  XfdesktopIconView::selected-label-alpha = 100
  ## text background colors
  base[NORMAL]    = "#edeceb"
  base[ACTIVE]    = shade (0.8, "#86abd9")
  base[SELECTED]  = "#86abd9"
  ## text foreground colors
  fg[NORMAL]      = shade (0.9, "#ffffff")
  fg[ACTIVE]      = shade (0.8, "#ffffff")
  fg[SELECTED]    = "#ffffff"
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"

Just add this snippet to your “~/.gtkrc-2.0″ file, kill xfdesktop (or log out and back in), and you’re all set!

Last Modified: Monday, September 23rd, 2013 @ 21:48

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