Have an image overlay the entire desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GeekOFComedy, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    Is it possible to have an image overlay all the windows so the image is always on top. Just the image, no mac window bars or anything. Also the image will have the centre of it transparent so you can interact with the other windows. Kind of like a watermark on the desktop but instead of the watermark on a wallpaper it will always be on it. :confused:
  2. Relentlos macrumors member


    Aug 1, 2010
    geektool should be able to do it. You'd need a big enough picture to span the desktop though. Geektool can overlay it, have it 'always on top', and make it whatever transparency you want.

    I'm not sure why you would want it always on top. That would put it over application windows and everything.

    If you wanted just transparent boarders overlayed, geektool can do that. Just make windows on the desktop with it, but don't put any code in them. They'd just be blank boxes which are whatever size, color, and transparency you want. That's what I did to put other things around my desktop:

  3. GeekOFComedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    Got it! Thanks, have my Functional CTU overlay, used to be just a wallpaper. Now functional!
  4. GeekOFComedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    Hi there
    Update, I was wondering if you can view flash videos in fullscreen and full screen apps with the always on top thing. I want always on top for normal windows.

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