Add Transparency to 2D Unity ~ Ubuntu 11.04

  • 2D Unity, in the next version of Ubuntu (11.10 Oneiric Ocelot), is supposed to be getting transparency. For now, you can add it using Mariano Chavero’s 2D settings application.

    Installation

    You can download the appropriate deb files by running one of the commands below:

    32-bit:

    wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3559201/2D%20Desktop%20Settings/2d-desktop-settings_0.8-1_i386.deb

    64-bit:

    wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3559201/2D%20Desktop%20Settings/2d-desktop-settings_0.8-1_i386.deb

    Then run the command to install the deb you downloaded:

    32-bit:

    sudo dpkg -i 2d-desktop-settings_0.8-1_i386.deb

    64-bit:

    sudo dpkg -i 2d-desktop-settings_0.8-1_amd64.deb

    From the Unity dash, open the 2D settings application. Check the box to enable compositing.

    For it to take effect, restart Unity by pressing Alt + F2 and running:

    killall unity-2d-places

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