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How To Make Windows Transparent on Movements For Gnome Shell Desktop

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Here’s a simple Gnome Shell plugin to make your windows semi transparent on movement or resizing the window size. So, you can have a quick peek of the background when you move any window over the desktop and even between different workspaces.

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Download Transparent Window Moving Gnome Shell Extension

If you already have Gnome Shell integration on your Linux distribution and the web browser. You could use the toggle button to activate the extension. Make sure you check the settings menu of the extension to adjust the level of transparency in Gnome Tweak Tools. Also, you could set the transperancy option on window movement and resizing or both.

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How To install Gnome Tweak Tool

Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian based.

apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Fedora

dnf install gnome-tweak-tool

RHEL / CentOS

yum install gnome-tweak-tool

Download Transparent Window Moving Gnome Shell Extension

If you would like to install it manually. Download the package and extract in the following location.

/home/username/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/extension-name

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