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jrittenh
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Transparent window on top but not clickable - possible? Reply with quote

I use fluxbox + xcompmgr to set transparency on windows. I have no idea if this is even possible, but here's what I'd like to do: I'd like to be able to open a window of some sort, set transparency on it, set it "on top", and then <do something here> to make it so that it's strictly a graphical overlay that has no actual existence unless I <do something else>. Basically, I'd like to be able to stream the olympics, but I don't want to lose any screen real estate. I currently have the transparency set to 20. It works great because I can see the video if I focus on it, but if I am looking at something else, it becomes a problem. I'll see a link I want to click on a browser page behind the video, or a button in a program, but instead I end up clicking on the video window. If I could leave it as-is, but the window only works if I activate it via key combo or clicking on the window's tab in the toolbar, it'd be perfect. Is this possible? How?
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BitJam
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Olympics have come and gone but here is some info about how to do it inside a program. Google(xwindows pass mouse events to window underneath) for other solutions.
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rudregues
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrittenh, did you succeeded?

I would like to set up a "foreground wallpaper" and came across this topic. But the solution pointed by BitJam is over technical for me...
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