Computer: Display Settings
Camouflage windows   (0)  [vote for, against]
To conceal your at-work browsing needs

How about a Windows setting to make a browser window (or any other window, I guess) blend into the window behind it? I'm thinking a transparent background for the window and the text would be a slight shade off of whatever is behind it, so that the text that can only be read if you look very closely for it.

Yes, I realize what an eye-strain this could be, but sometimes you really need to hide your HB habit at work.
-- jivetalkinrobot, Oct 09 2003

[krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

Actual Transparent Windows http://www.actualto...transparentwindows/
For Windows 2000 and XP [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004]

Windows XP Visual Tools http://www.tipsdr.c...p-visual-tools.html
Yours for 9.85 USD. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004]

This is the one I use. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004]

Martin's Transparent Windows
Really easy to use... puts a control on the actual window [martinlong1978, Oct 04 2004]

OSX for Mac supports "transparency" function in many programs!
-- grahamhgreen, Oct 09 2003

Baked: Ghostzilla. See link.

Basically it renders a text-only version of the page within the window of another application, so it looks like you are editing code or reading email when you are actually surfing. Simple mouse gestures activate and deactivate it.
-- krelnik, Oct 09 2003

Wow, I'm having a hard time coming up with non-baked ideas lately. Very cool app though, krelnik, thanks!
-- jivetalkinrobot, Oct 09 2003

random, halfbakery