Is it possible to display object outside electron window?


#1

Hi,

I am developing an electron application for windows. I was just curious if there is a way to use the area outside the electron app. Maybe this is not at all possible but thought I might ask anyway since I’m new to electron.

Some examples:

-Place an icon or animation somewhere on the screen

-Interact with the mouse cursor (i.e. displaying a notification box below the mouse at some point or visualize clicks for screen casts)

-Paint or write text on screen for demonstration purposes (above applications and desktop).

Thanks in advance for any help!

/Jesper


#2

perhaps you open new frameless window with transparent option.
so that you can display other elements on top of the 1st app window.


#3

That’s one possibility I have thought about! I guess I will have to experiment a bit to make it work if there are no other ways… I guess due to the architecture of electron (platform independent as well) it might be hard to achieve integration with the windows shell.