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advanced transparency

December 2nd, 2017, 3:59 pm
DJ_ones
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I have a skin that has a semi-transparent bar. I have several text items that live on top of that bar. What I'd like to do is make the font transparent such that it shows all the way through the desktop background. As it stands, making the font transparent makes it the same color as the semi-transparent bar. Is there a trick to allow the transparent text to go right through other rainmeter elements (e.g. the semi-transparent bar) all the way to the desktop wallpaper? Hopefully that makes sense.

My guess is this feature doesn't exist, but I figure it's worth asking. Thanks for your help.
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Re: advanced transparency

December 2nd, 2017, 4:28 pm
balala
Rainmeter Sage   [4985 posts]

DJ_ones wrote:My guess is this feature doesn't exist, but I figure it's worth asking. Thanks for your help.

I think you're right. A such possibility doesn't exist. Sorry...

Re: advanced transparency

December 7th, 2017, 3:05 am
DJ_ones
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No problem. It was worth asking. Thanks for the reply!

Re: advanced transparency

December 7th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Crest
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I guess it depends on what kind of text it was. If it was static text then masking it as an image would probably be achievable with Mask Image as you could use the area around the text as the visible portion and knock out the text.
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Re: advanced transparency

December 7th, 2017, 6:21 pm
balala
Rainmeter Sage   [4985 posts]

Crest wrote:I guess it depends on what kind of text it was. If it was static text then masking it as an image would probably be achievable with Mask Image as you could use the area around the text as the visible portion and knock out the text.

For static texts this way indeed is possible, however I don't think this would be DJ_ones's need.

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