Ubuntu: Terminal Background in Ubuntu


I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, I was configuring the terminal, but I can't change the background of it to transparent. There is an option, but it doesn't work, please help me.


The terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 supports profiles. In order to get a transparent terminal follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Select Profile preferences in the menu Edit
  3. Select the Background tab
  4. Check the Transparent background radio button
  5. Adjust the Shade background or image background slider to your preference

You could also select Profiles in the menu Edit and create a new profile so you can easily switch between the default and the transparent background (and other settings).


It seems to have been removed from gnome-terminal, canonical added a workaround for unity but under gnome-shell this workaround doesn't work.

There's an interesting discussion on the subject on the gnome bugzilla here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=698544

Until they decide to re-add the feature it seems xfce4-terminal or konsole are going to have to be your 'work around'


Have you tried this: menu > edit > Profile Preferences > Background

Then choose Transparent background. You can also use "Shade transparent or image background" slider to control the transparency.

The above works for me, Ubuntu 14.04

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