Is it possible to have partially transparent cells (attached or docked) with live background blur? Something like this:

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Here's what I've tried:

 DockedCells -> 
  Cell["XXXX", "DockedCell", Background -> Opacity[0.5]], 
 Background -> LightBlue]
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    $\begingroup$ Is there anyway to get blur without using Dynamic? Like you could do it with Dynamic and setting the Appearance of the Cell to be a bitmap (might need to layer a Pane but you can just inspect the top-bar on documentation notebooks to see how) but I have to imagine that would make scrolling a nightmare. Basically you could do this but I don't think there are fast filters unless somehow you can do that with a PNG/9-patch $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Sep 8, 2021 at 19:09
  • $\begingroup$ Not that I can see... this is a challenge. $\endgroup$
    – M.R.
    Sep 9, 2021 at 4:34
  • $\begingroup$ macos gives you window blur for free $\endgroup$
    – M.R.
    Sep 9, 2021 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ I got it to work with transparency, but no way to do blur according to WRI $\endgroup$
    – M.R.
    Dec 13, 2021 at 19:05


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