When i have the Chrome not full on my monitor the Transparency in the bar where i see the "Aplications", the hours, and the icons is transparent enter image description here

but when I expand the chrome for see totally in my screen, the bar goes black enter image description here

Is there any way to fix this with every program? I like the transparency in the bar

Sorry, im newbie in linux, and I dont know if this is possible

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This should work (I can't try at my own OS because my wingpanel modified by code):

Open terminal and:


(if you don't have dconf-editor simply sudo apt-get install dconf-editor)

Then search (CTRL + F) for wingpanel.

When wingpanel page opened, uncheck auto-adjust-alpha and change background-alpha to 0.

This should make your wingpanel transparent both at maximized windows and non-maximized windows.

Of course you can adjust background-alpha as you wish to your own preference.

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    Doesn't seem to work with Loki? The only entry I get when searching for wingpanel in dconf-editor is use-transparency.
    – kostrykin
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 15:57

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