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I would run it when I'm working with a client, or maybe when preparing an installation, to expose the company logotype.

Ah, now I remember another bonus idea.
Bonus 4.
Be able to work as a Screensaver. (In the old days, this meant renaming the .exe to .scr and making sure it could accept some command-line parameters, making some calls to remind Windows if the screensaver is running or not, and detecting mouse/keyboard events that should tell windows the screensaver is shutting down, and then shut down :)

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: always-on-top transparent picture viewer
« on: September 12, 2008, 05:08 PM »
I want to place a logotype in one corner of the screen. A bit like TV-stations often show their logotype in the top right corner.

This one is quite close: http://www.htmlapp.c...goto=transparent_ups
Even if I buy their shareware, I doubt I could get rid of the frame that appears when aiming on top of the logo. And I need transparency through the picture, since it's probably going to cover some important parts of any maximised window :).

I also looked through and read about BS Player http://www.hardforum...ead.php?p=1032947291

But I don't find any util that does:
At startup
1. lets me choose a picture (GIF or PNG)
2. shows the picture, without any frame (like a splash screen) in the top right corner, and must stay always on top.
3. Then the picture becomes visually and functionally transparent. If I have a maximised window, I should see through and be able to click minimise/restore/close as usual.

This is the "logotype watermark, as seen on TV!" :-). I don't know if I _need_ any more features.

Some more ideas, most important to me first:
Bonus 1.
It would be cool if animated GIFs could work. Or AVI, but then without control buttons, just the picture. (With each file format, adjusting the window and media box control sizes might be the biggest task.)

Bonus 2.
Be able to change the transparency percentage/level. (I think there exists freeware/shareware that can adjust transparency of the whole window, which should do the trick. It could be handy to not have to run an extra program though.)

Bonus 3.
Be able to position the picture. This could be done at startup, maybe by moving the mouse and clicking to confirm the position. (That same transparency-program I seem to remember could also adjust positioning and other things by editing numbers.)

I'd like to not have this toy/tool showing anything in the task bar, to make it a bit trickier to close by mistake. Tray icon not neededclosing via Task Manager is good enough :). But I think this place has a standard of adding some links to the website, which would fit in on the tray icon then.

In Windows 95 times I did some Visual Basic program that almost managed the basic functionality, using source from searches on "splash screen" and "tray icon". Or if I got it from a programming intro book :0. There were some nasty win32 api calls in it. So if someone has a programming environment ready, I could support the programming process by looking up some source code examples!

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