Is it at all possible right now to generate a window with a transparent background instead of a color or image?
For the initial prototype, I looked at tweaking other browsers with command line access/etc, then node-webkit, and from the details I’ve read I get the sense that electron may be better implemented. At least, that’s how I interpreted it.
I am considering a window that is pre-loaded once with the menu and has a transparent background. Then all I would have to be able to do is manipulate it from minimized/maximized on mouseover/mouseout and the window manager will take care of hiding it.
I don’t know even if that’s the best way to do it, in terms of overhead, but otherwise might leave me with only being able to use boxes or the contextMenu interface. The only other browser I know that does transparency is elinks!
I would appreciate any feedback or alternative approaches!