how to make a presentation transparent on the desktop
June 26, 2006 7:44 AM   Subscribe

need a method to display a presentation using a transparent background --- the user's desktop is still visible
posted by bliss322 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
What operating system?
posted by unixrat at 7:53 AM on June 26, 2006

Will you at any point need to interact with the destkop? If not, why not assign an image of it as a background in the presentation file itself?
posted by pmbuko at 8:55 AM on June 26, 2006

destkop = desktop
posted by pmbuko at 8:56 AM on June 26, 2006

If you're using OS X 10.3 or 10.4, press F11 to enable the Expose desktop feature. Press F11 again to go back to your presentation.
posted by Mr. Six at 9:14 AM on June 26, 2006

Each operating system has it's own way to do stuff like this. In Windows 2000 or XP there is an API for it. There are several free programs that will allow you to set transparency features on windows that are displayed.

Actual Tools Transparent Windows

to name a few.
posted by RustyBrooks at 12:08 PM on June 26, 2006

That last link should be
Actual Tools Transparent Windows
posted by RustyBrooks at 12:09 PM on June 26, 2006

Aaah, the old post-a-vague-question-and-then-disappear-for-5-hours trick. Love that one.
posted by blag at 12:35 PM on June 26, 2006

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