Bug 165466 - wish: Bring back custom background images
Summary: wish: Bring back custom background images
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 157882
Alias: None
Product: konsole
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Konsole Developer
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Reported: 2008-07-01 08:45 UTC by Stephan Sokolow
Modified: 2008-07-02 03:26 UTC (History)
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Description Stephan Sokolow 2008-07-01 08:45:29 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 4.0.5)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources

I like how KDE 4's Konsole is shaping up (though I only use Konsole normally as a KPart in Yakuake) but allowing a custom background is, for me, a non-optional feature.

True transparency is distracting and eye-straining whenever there's a window under the terminal (pretty much all the time) and solid-colors are also, to some extent, eye-straining.

Here's one relevant comment subtree from an old LWN article --> http://lwn.net/Articles/88179/

Ideally, I'd like to see a runtime option to select a background color, background image, and how much to tint the image with the color (selected via a slider). Making a specially-tinted background image in GIMP or Krita is a big pain and fraught with trial-and-error if I want to get it just right.

For KDE 3.5, I've just been using the pseudo-transparency to simulate that feature. I rarely see uncovered desktop anyway, so I've just let my Yakuake background needs determine my choice of desktop background.
Comment 1 Pino Toscano 2008-07-01 08:59:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 157882 ***
Comment 2 Robert Knight 2008-07-02 01:29:08 UTC
> solid-colors are also, to some extent, eye-straining.

Until this is fixed I suggest trying the 'Dark Pastels' or 'Black on Light Yellow'/'Black on Random Light' colour schemes.  I find them comfortable to work with for long periods compared with plain black or white.
Comment 3 Robert Knight 2008-07-02 01:31:14 UTC
> Until this is fixed I suggest trying the 'Dark Pastels'

I forgot to mention, that is from 4.1 - but you can download it from here http://websvn.kde.org/*checkout*/trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/konsole/data/color-schemes/DarkPastels.colorscheme?revision=799146 and put it in ~/.kde/share/apps/konsole

Comment 4 Stephan Sokolow 2008-07-02 03:26:54 UTC
Thanks. I'll give them a try, but I'll probably end up just sticking with a KDE3-based Yakuake.

By the way, the bug tracker's search for existing bugs could really use some improvement. It's kind of embarassing to end up creating RESO DUPLICATE bugs like this.