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        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        In Windows XP days I had a full tower computer with an ATI graphics card and 2 monitors.
        With ATI’s Hydravision I could drag a window and have its contents become transparent but still remain visible/readable, while other windows behind it also remained visible/readable.
        For example, this was very handy to compare almost duplicate texts: slide one window on top of the other (without releasing the mouse button) and any differences would almost literally jump out.

        Now (being retired) I have a, well, not really a laptop but a portable with desktop ambitions. Its graphics card, nVidia GeForce GTX 970M drives the built-in screen and an external 27″ monitor.
        I miss Hydravision’s nifty display tricks.

        Does anyone know of comparable software that does the same thing with folder and program windows as Hydravision did?

        P.S. I already tried “Liquid Drag” and “Actual Window Manager”. They don’t do what I want.


      • #2346066
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Try Ghost-It from here:

        https://web.archive.org/web/20070822053105/http://home.rochester.rr.com/artcfox/GhostIt/

        It’s a very old program designed for Windows 2000/XP, but it seems to work OK in Windows 10 [202H].
        You can right click the ‘Ghost’ control in the Notification Area and click a window title bar to make it transparent so you can drag it over another to compare contents.
        Click the image below to see a short video of how it’s started by simply d/clicking its icon in the download folder and its basic form and use.

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