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Transparent background

  • Hi all,

    I’m trying to “abuse” MagicMirror as an OSD for a video player.

    For that, I want to have VLC play the video, and MagicMirror just lay on top of it.

    Sadly, setting electronOptions.transparent to true and electronOptions.backgroundColor to “#0000” or “#00000000” doesn’t have the desired effect.

    I’m on a RPi 3 and so far have just tested on an X with xsetroot -solid red instead of going full video player.

    What might I be doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance,


  • @berlincount oh, I’ve tested both master and develop branches, and any non-opaque backgroundColor gives bad redraws on clocks etc - but no transparent background …

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