So you can recover the Dynamic Transparency of the top bar in Ubuntu 19.04

Dynamic Transparency in Ubuntu 19.04Disco Dingo was released on April 18 and the overall impression is good, mainly because the fluidity of the operating system has been improved. But it has also come with the odd change or bugs, which can detract from the user experience. One of the changes that Ubuntu 19.04 has introduced is that the Dynamic Transparency from the top bar is no longer available but, as we always say, GNOME is very customizable, although sometimes we have to take a walk around the web to find out how to make certain changes.

The Dynamic Transparency we are talking about makes the top bar change color depending on what we have open. If nothing touches it, the bar will be transparent, so, by default, we will see only the white text floating on the screen above the purple of the Disco Dingo wallpaper. Getting it is relatively easy; we will only need to clone the extension (recommended) and activate it with GNOME Tweaks (recommended) or dconf. Here are the steps to follow to recover the aforementioned Dynamic Transparency.

Enable Dynamic Transparency with Retouching

The steps (recommended) to follow are the following:

  1. We cloned the project with this command:
git clone
  1. The above will download the extension to our personal folder. Now we go to our personal folder and access the "dynamic-panel-transparency" folder.
  2. We copy the folder "" in "our personal folder / .local / share / gnome-shell / extensions". If the "extensions" folder is not there, we create it.
  3. The next step is to restart the shell, which we can do with Alt + F2 (plus the Fn key on devices that have it active), entering the «r» key without quotes and pressing Enter. If this does not work, something that you will know in the next step because otherwise it would not appear, we restart the operating system.
  4. Next we open GNOME Tweaks. If we do not have it installed, we can search for it in the software center or by installing gnome-tweak-tool from the terminal.
  5. We go to "Extensions" and activate "Dynamic panel transparency". And that would be all.

Retouching, turn on transparency

From the cogwheel of the options we can configure some parameters, such as the speed of the transition from transparent to dark. That is already at the consumer's taste. How do you prefer it?

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  1.   Jose Francisco Barrantes placeholder image said

    . . . someone knows how to put ICONS on the desktop try to do it the old way - in 18.04LTS - and it was NOT possible. . . question or is it that it is not possible at all.

    1.    Christian Echeverry said

      It cannot be done directly, GNOME disabled the support in version 3.32, you can do it by dragging it on the desktop to the folder with the same name located in the left bar of the file browser.

    2.    Jose Francisco Barrantes placeholder image said

      Thank you very much for the information !!! *

    3.    pablinux said

      Hi Jose: what icons are you referring to? From the apps? These are files with the .desktop extension. You can create them (we have information on the blog). If what you want is a shortcut to an app, you can go to the path usr / share / applications and copy the one you want to the desktop. You have to right click on it and give it execute permissions.

      A greeting.