I am trying to get a terminal embedded into my desktop (ideally terminator, but I dont really care that much) but I cant figure out how to do it. Basically, it needs to be borderless, trasparent, always be behind other windows, and be on all four workspaces. Also I have conly set up as well so If I could specify the size of the window so that it doesn't overlap with conky that would be nice also
sorry I figured it out using tilda
Last edited by bbm21 (2013-12-09 18:51:01)
You can do that with Devilspie. Here's a brief HOWTO:
1. Install devilspie from your distro's repositories.
2. Create the ~/.devilspie directory
3. Create the ~/.devilspie/DesktopTerminal.ds file with the following content:
(if (matches (window_name) "DesktopTerminal") (begin (pin) (below) (undecorate) (skip_pager) (skip_tasklist) (wintype "utility") (geometry "900x700+0+10") ) )
...and save the file.
4. Startup devilspie:
5. Fire up a new terminal window and give it the name DesktopTerminal like this:
xfce4-terminal -T "DesktopTerminal"
...and it will start up pinned to all desktops, below all windows, undecorated, not paged, and not on the takslist.
- Edit the "geometry" parameter in the DesktopTerminal.ds configuration file to suit the dimensions that you want on your screen.
- You'll need to add devilspie to your startup applications list so that it runs on login.
- If you want to automatically start an app in the terminal window, use the -x parameter like:
xfce4-terminal -T "DesktopTerminal" -x tail -f /var/log/syslog