I wrote about a patched version of Mutter that delivers one of the Linux desktop’s most-desired effects: translucent app windows with frosted blur effect, similar to the sort found on macOS and Windows 11. That method uses a project called Mutter Rounded, which provides a command line script that recompiles Mutter (a core system component) to ‘patch’ in a set of third-party code to add the blur support natively. While the process isn’t hard to get up and running —I did it 😅— it is a lot more “involved” than some are comfortable with. Thankfully there is an easier alternative. […]
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