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Unity dash's fake transparency

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I suppose this is a matter of design... The transparency of Unity's dashboard isn't really transparency. Don't take my word for it, see for yourself: Watch a video and bring out the panel over the video display. Whatever part of the video is behind the dash will be frozen, blurred, and tinted. Compare that to the transparency available in gnome-terminal (may not be enabled by default): Watch a video and open a gnome-terminal. Whatever part of the video is behind the terminal is tinted, but not blurred and no part of the video is frozen. The blurring feature of the dashboard makes (Hardware)