I3 - Changing terminal



In the Manjaro i3 community edition configuration, how do I change the terminal colour theme and make the terminal transluscent ?


Normally urxvt (that should be the default terminal in i3?) is configured in ~/.Xresources.
IIRC transparency can be enabled by adding an alpha value to the bg(=background) option.
Not on i3 currently, so I can’t tell you exactly.

For a black semi-transparent background, you would choose something like bg : [50]Black, 50 being the opacity value.


I replaced urxvt with gnome-shell-transparency. That seemed to be provide me with all the functionality I wanted.