Konsole transparency - for root konsole also

Hi All, I am really struggling here to remove the transparency from konsole. I have a slight eyesight impairment and the current settings are impossible to use when there is a white background.

I do not care which theme I just cannot see clearly with the background shining through the terminal.

Pleas could someone help me.

System:
Kernel: 5.17.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 11.2.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=efeb62b9-8955-4ee8-bfdb-7af3042d3ba8 rw
[email protected] quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3
vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 82K1
v: IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 serial: <superuser required> Chassis:
type: 10 v: IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IHU6 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700 WIN
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: H4CN16WW(V1.01)
date: 03/24/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 45.1 Wh (100.0%)
condition: 45.1/45.0 Wh (100.2%) volts: 13.1 min: 11.5
model: Sunwoda L20D3PC2 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: full
CPU:
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1
microcode: 0x9A
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled
cache: L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB
desc: 4x1.2 MiB L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 649 high: 965 min/max: 400/4400 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 525 2: 610
3: 455 4: 534 5: 700 6: 963 7: 446 8: 965 bogomips: 49766
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
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Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user
pointer sanitization
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mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
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Graphics:
Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Lenovo
driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Lenovo driver: nouveau v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1f9d class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-6:2 chip-ID: 04f2:b6c2 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel,modesetting,nouveau
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22") s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 model: BOE Display 0x09d2
built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 gamma: 1.2
size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48") diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9
modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.49 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
bus-ID: 0000:02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-10:4 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up
address: <filter>
RAID:
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chip-ID: 8086:9a0b rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 529.65 GiB used: 47.63 GiB (9.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-256G-1101 size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4
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serial: <filter> rev: 1B4QFXO7 temp: 31.9 C scheme: GPT
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logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 0830 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported
enclosure?
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 47.62 GiB (20.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 14.6 MiB (4.9%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 47.62 GiB (20.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 47.62 GiB (20.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 47.62 GiB (20.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.55 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 270 Uptime: 4m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.55 GiB
used: 2.81 GiB (37.2%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1972 lib: 373 Shell: fish
v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.1-1):
System install date:     2022-04-12
Last full system update: 2022-04-14
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:
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Would you find it fine if transparency would be disabled from any app, not just Konsole? That's very easy to do.

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Hi thanks for the quick response. Yes I am happy to make all 100% opaque.

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Easy-peasy. Go into Konsole's own settings, create a new profile without transparency, save, then select it as the Default profile. This is still KDE. You can change anything.

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Thanks but I am not familiar with kde. How exactly can I do that ?

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Settings -> Edit Current Profile -> Appearence -> Edit (the current color scheme) -> Background transparency
Or create a new profile, of course

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Sorry for appearing dim but I cannot find Settings->Edit Current Profile->Appearance.

I have Global Theme - System Settings and I have Settings Garuda System Settings but no Edit Current Profile.

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You'll see it on the top panel when Konsole is open

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Thank you. It feels just like when you have been looking for something for ages and when your frustration is near maximum your partner comes and finds it straight away.

Oz

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Hi Again. The previous solution does not work on root konsole.

Could someone please tell me how to get root konsole settings ?

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Sorry for the naive question: what do you mean exactly with "root konsole"?

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No problem it is I that should be sorry.

I launched a konsole as root from Dolphin and the settings did not show at the top of the screen.

I have another problem now though because I right clicked the window title and through More Actions added application properties for inactive window and active window and set both opacity to 0% and now I cannot see the konsole at all.

I really do apologize for my ignorance here.

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Can I just wipe my customisations for this app ?

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Many applications can be reset with the Garuda Assistant, but I think konsole is not one of them. Now I'm on the mobile and cannot check.
My only idea would be to try reinstalling the garuda-dr460nized package, which includes konsole garuda.profile but also other settings.

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Thank you. Would that be
sudo pacman -S garuda-dr460nized ?

I do not have anything to loose in this installation as my current aim is just to get the keyboard backlight to work under garuda for this entry level ideapad laptop !

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Yes. Before that, you may want to simply check this file.

Probably, you still have the master here
/usr/share/konsole/Sweetified.colorscheme
And your local config to something like
~/.local/share/konsole/Sweetified.colorscheme
If you don't find the latter or the former is identical to the linked file, try reinstalling...

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could I just delete ~/.local/share/konsole/Sweetified.colorscheme ?
or overwrite it with master if it exists ?

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Yes, of course, copy master over local, if you find It.

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Overwrote but no effect. Found
[General]
Blur=true
ColorRandomization=false
Description=Sweetified
Opacity=0.55

Should I set Opacity to 1.0 as in CSS ?

Tried 1.00 and launched a new konsole but no luck.
Tried 100.00 and still the same. Obviously nothing to do with window background opacity so restoring to 0.55. This begs the question why anyone would want a semi-transparent terminal in the first place.

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I did sudo pacman -S garuda-dr460nized but surprisingly no change. Good job I had installed lxterminal.

Is there a global setting to change out fish for lxterminal ?
and then fully remove fish and then reinstall fish (not that I understand how fish works anyway) ?