Preview transparent BG hack?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by interweb, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. interweb, Mar 14, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011

    interweb macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'm interested if there's a hack to make Preview's background color transparent... Terminal and other programs like TextMate allow for a clear background.


    It seems that Preview allows us to only change the color and not the opacity. Can anyone figure this out??
    There's got to be a Terminal hack to turn on this feature...
  2. interweb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011

    So, after a bit more research, there is a nifty App called Afloat.
    But, I'm wondering if there is something that's a bit more simple. Afloat has some great options. Specifically with transparency, it makes the entire window transparent, not just the background—keeping the interface elements and title-bar—like Terminal or TextMatte...

    If Preview allows one to change the background color (there's even a non-functional transparency slider) - shouldn't you be able to see application windows and/or the desktop through the background?

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