I'm not able to adjust the transparency of wingpanel using gsettings/tweaks. Can someone help me out. Thanks in advance.

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Type gksu scratch-text-editor "/usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css" in terminal and go search pannel class in the css file, there u can set the colors, opacity and so on. This is what I did today!

In case u dont have gksu, type

sudo apt install gksu

DON'T forget to REBOOT !


This is set in the gtk theme now.


  • Djax just notified me I didn't drink enough coffee this morning....ignore whatever I had written before here and follow his guru-ed sage advice. Thanks Djax...climbing over the wall right now to go get some coffee
    – Belham
    Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 7:50
  • How do I change it ?
    – Afroz Alam
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 15:21
  • IMO this answer needs to be developed a bit more. Specifically, what implications does being in the Gtk theme have on the original question? I.e. is there a way to change this or not?
    – Mike Wild
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 14:29
  • As said, the transparency is set in the gtk theme in the panel section. There are different modes and so different colors and stuff in each mode. The transparency is the second value in the alpha method. I don't recommend to mess with it if you don't know css..
    – Djax
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 14:54
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    – Prajwal
    Commented Jul 4, 2019 at 17:17

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