Terminal e polybar restore transparency

Hi,how do I restore transparency with the terminal and polybar bar after the update?
Thank for help
this not working,why

> % xrandr -q | grep " connected" | cut -d ' ' -f1                    12:12:24

% hideIt.sh -N '^polybar-openbox-bar_LVDS1$' -p 3 -d top -H &       12:11:40
[1] 74560
Searching window...                                                             
┌ ~
└> % No window found!  

Second that. After update no transparency.

t’s possible,downgrade packages.

Not sure I think not to upgrade is the solution.

It is a bug.

  1. In ~/.config/openbox/autostart or/and ~/.xprofile Comment raw like:
    al-compositor --start &
  2. And put this:
    al-compton-pipemenu --start &
  3. Relogin/reboot.
  4. Or every startup open archlabs-paranoid -> save&quit
  5. Or Put this command In ~/.config/openbox/autostart or ~/.xprofile :
    paranoid.py &
  6. -> save&quit when system booted.

Check that you have compron being started in one of your startup files

compton -b &

These are more specific to openbox and we no longer have al-compositor script as it was just running the command posted above. The pipemenu one will work but is mainly just meant to be called from a menu like openbox not startup scripts.

The command to start compton should already be in ~./xprofile

This is my script of ISO 2019.01.20, in fact in what you made me download Nate -Xprofile is like you say.


# ~/.xprofile

# sourced at boot by ~/.xinitrc and display managers like lightdm

export XDG_CONFIG_HOME="$HOME/.config"

[ -d /sbin ] && PATH="$PATH:/sbin"
[ -d /usr/sbin ] && PATH="$PATH:/usr/sbin"
[ -d "$HOME/bin" ] && PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"

# restore the background
nitrogen --restore &

# keyring and polkit daemons
/usr/lib/polkit-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 &
gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=pkcs11 &

# super alone simulates Alt-F1
ksuperkey -e 'Super_L=Alt_L|F1' &
ksuperkey -e 'Super_R=Alt_L|F1' &

# dpms: timeout sleep off
xset dpms 600 900 1200

# keyboard repeat rate
xset r rate 350 60

Tomorrow before updating this distro, I try to insert compton -b &.
and see if it’s okay.
Thank @natemaia

Not much has changed in this file, and we never touch files in existing users home directory when updating.

You can always see the current files in /etc/skel or https://bitbucket.org/archlabslinux/skel

Hi,now the conky are no longer transparent, what I need to change to have transparent conky?


following the arch wiki, but the conky are too transparent even with argb_value, the conky radar seems unwatchable, so what has changed since before?

I don’t know and it’s been a long time since I’ve used conky. Use the default from /etc/skel/.config/conky and see if it has the same problem.

yes, I’m using the compton.conf and conky from / etc / skel, but it doesn’t become transparent.
The conky problem,must be correlated with al-compositor and compton.
But I don’t understand where the error lies, on the latest version of ArchLabs that made me download, the same conky are transparent.
see photo