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    See through windows

    Here is my (complicated) issue. I need to have a window translucent with openGL running in it. Thats technically done. the second step in this application, I need to have parts of the window 100% transparent, so that mouse clicks are not registered with my app. Much like windows media player in skinned mode, where the application isnt a square window. I need to have the part of the window thats a certain color, basically, not there.

    Almost like what windamp and WMP do with thier different skins. This is a hard thing and im wondering if its even possible...if it is, can you guys point me in the right direction to find this info?

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    Well obviously it's possible if other programs can do it

    Try a windows board search for "skinning." Here's one link I found that looks pretty decent;
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