Bug 97768 - transparency in knewsticker background
Summary: transparency in knewsticker background
Alias: None
Product: knewsticker
Classification: Miscellaneous
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Debian testing Linux
: NOR wishlist with 40 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Frerich Raabe
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-24 05:49 UTC by Matt Cahill
Modified: 2011-12-01 19:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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it looks like a hole on the desktop (32.32 KB, image/png)
2005-03-21 18:49 UTC, Damir Perisa
note the knewsticker.. close but no pretty cigar :/ (186.15 KB, image/png)
2005-04-14 17:52 UTC, Mathew Hennessy

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Description Matt Cahill 2005-01-24 05:49:49 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.3.1)
Installed from:    Debian testing/unstable Packages
OS:                Linux

Considering how polished the UI of KDE is, I'm surprised that an app such as knewsticker is unable to have a transparent background.  Eye-candy?  Yes.  But still...kinda sucks that it doesn't offer transparency, for something that's supposed to be a seamless module.
Comment 1 Damir Perisa 2005-03-21 18:46:10 UTC
i cannot agree more! (using kde 3.4.0)
Comment 2 Damir Perisa 2005-03-21 18:49:12 UTC
Created attachment 10248 [details]
it looks like a hole on the desktop
Comment 3 Riku Voipio 2005-03-26 19:43:38 UTC

Also reported to debian bugzilla
Comment 4 Mathew Hennessy 2005-04-14 17:52:15 UTC
Created attachment 10634 [details]
note the knewsticker..  close but no pretty cigar :/
Comment 5 Daniel Aleksandersen 2007-03-06 21:11:46 UTC
It is indeed weird that KNewsTicker does not support using transparent background in the applet.

Twenty votes for this feature.
Comment 6 Daniel Aleksandersen 2007-03-06 21:14:18 UTC
I am using KNewsTicker on a stand-alone panel, ticking news on the top of my screen. The ticker panel would look much better with a little transparency, and it would not feel so space intensive.
Comment 7 Günter Haus 2007-11-19 13:22:22 UTC
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 8 FiNeX 2011-12-01 19:29:22 UTC
knewsticker is no longer maintained. I'm sorry.