Ubuntu – change the Unity Launcher transparency


Is it possible to change the background opacity of the Unity Launcher?

Transparent Background

I see you can change the panel opacity, but then the launcher clashes with the panel.

Best Answer

  • From the terminal, you can use:

    gsettings get org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-opacity

    to get the current value for launcher opacity and

    gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-opacity X

    to set the launcher opacity to X. X must be between 0 and 1.

    P:S This way is preferred over any other method that used dconf directly.

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