osx view options? Can I make the background transparent?

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  1. Cecret macrumors member

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    Is there any way to make the background of a given (ie apps folder) show up transparent instead of just changing the background color.
     
  2. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Interesting idea... there's no official way to do it, but if you create a transparent image in Photoshop at your screen's max resolution, you should be able to set that as the pic.
     
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    wouldn't u make the image the size of the folder you plan to use? How do u make a transparent image...
     
  4. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    1. true... actually you might have to make it bigger if the folder scrolls more than the height or width of the screen.
    2. no idea, but it can be done, so I'm told.
     
  5. djkut macrumors member

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    Damn

    Great Idea, but it can't be done with the trasnparent image idea. OSX just takes the image on top of the white background...so, it just stays white...oh well. Good idea though.

    You might be able to find a hack somewhere...but use at your own risk.
     
  6. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    Everything in OSX has a transparency level and a mask, if you could only hack around inside the files like themers do, you might be able to find out where that particlar part is, so there is a decent chance it is possible.
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I have a better way, just make your background pure white and you can imagine that the folder is being transparent
     
  8. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    Path Finder allows you to set a level of transparency for all its windows.
     

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