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Transparent background in Emacs on Gnome Shell

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http://stackoverflow.com – This question is in the continuity of a previous question here: How make emacs console mode inherit shell colors On Ubuntu 12.10 and Gnome Shell 3.6.2 I am running Emacs. Following http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/TransparentEmacs I am able to set alpha transparency on my Emacs X window using: (set-frame-parameter (selected-frame) 'alpha '(85 50)) (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(alpha 85 50)) Unfortunately this set the transparency for all the "items" in my emacs window, including the foreground containing text. As a result it becomes difficult to read the Emacs content. What I am lookin (HowTos)