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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 157882 ***
> 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.
> 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
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.