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Questions tagged [overlay]

This tag should be used in connection with issues involving an active overlay by an app. Examples of relevant questions: Why does an active overlay causes low frame rates? Why can't I click on Install button when an overlay is active? What does "screen overlay detected" dialog imply?

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Main app's icons overlays in Nova Prime's widgets

I've been using Nova Prime for about 5 years, which includes doing at least 10-20 settings backup-and-restore on various devices. Today I made one another (on my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0 ...
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Overlay a live WiFi camera image

I am using a WiFi endoscope camera with an Acer Android tablet, for woodturning hollow forms. The camera points to a cutter on the same structure as the camera so that the camera is always focussed on ...
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Is there a way to overlay an image permanently on top of the entire screen?

Suppose I have an image (say a jpeg or whatever format is nice) with exactly the same width and height (in terms of pixels) as the screen of my android phone (I have a Galaxy S7 edge running android 8....
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Music app overlay with control on volume level change

I'm newbie in android world (recently switched from windows phone). And I really miss the music overlay that comes into place when you press volume level button. In desktop windows it looks like ...
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How to FAKE “power off” when the device is unlocked?

I have a Samsung S7 running Nougat, rooted, stock ROM. Is there a way to launch a fake "power off" application when the "Power off" menu item is chosen after the Power button is pressed, whether the ...
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Bugle widget overlay drawer?

I have a couple of apps that use the bubble overlay functionality on Android (such as one note). I really like what these bubbles add (persistent access to app quick features), but I don't really like ...
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Screen Overlay Terror

My phone has recently started a glitch with the screen overly prompt coming up whenever I try to access some of my apps. I can't do anything anymore - there's this floating app I have. I thought it ...
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What is this Overlay Application and How can I get rid of it?

Recently this "app" has shown up on my phone. Tapping it gives me access to things like the home and back button, as well as screen lock. I can't figure out what app or setting has caused this to ...
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How to show fps counter in Android 8?

In Oreo, is there a native way (preferred) or a 3rd party app that can show current screen refresh rate (fps counter), in the form of an overlay, in all situation (system UI, apps and 2D/3D games)?
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App Windows as Widgets

I want to pin an app window to the home screen, like a widget, except that it is a live app. I need this because there are so many applications which do not have any widgets. Instead of opening an ...
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So if Draw Over Other Apps is a bad thing, why are so many people wanting to enable the process?

I'm trying to keep my storage down because the apps I move to my SD card won't stay there, so whether it has any bearing on storage or not, I disabled it wherever I could. If I notice that an app ...
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Adding an App to “Draw Over Other Apps”

I am running Android 6.0.1 on a Nexus 7 tablet. I have recently downloaded Coach's Eye. When I try to use the tablet's built-in camera, I receive a message saying, "Screen overlay detected," which ...
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Permissions conflict with screen overlays [duplicate]

I installed Marshmallow on my Galaxy Note 4 like 2 months ago. Everything was nice and peaceful, and I was happy to be able to select custom permissions per app. A few days ago, out of the blue, I ...
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Screen overlay detected despite turning off all apps?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6, most likely running a version of Marshmallow (not sure how to check). For the first time ever, my screen overlay detected error (asking me to turn off all screen overlays ...
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How do I disable a screen overlay

I recently purchased a Samsung S7. I placed it on charge last night and this morning when I went to check my messages I keep getting a popup/overlay displaying a playboy style icon with a close box ...
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Screen Overlay Permissions [duplicate]

So I downloaded Skype recently and ever since, all my apps have the prompt popping up asking for permission to use things such as gallery and camera. But when I press allow, it makes me go into an ...
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How do I disable the “Screen overlay detected” security bandaid?

I use Toucher Pro (whose whole point is to always be on top) essentially in place of a homescreen, insofar as I launch apps from it 95% of the time instead of using a launcher. Now, thanks to the ...
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Layers/Overlay Factory-reset issues

I resetted my tablet (The survivor, see profile for make and model) as per its quarterly cleanup I run to keep my old data stored on a lovely drive while it is all wiped in TWRP. The process is fairly ...
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Screen overlay detected, what is the problem?

I wanted to open a picture sent by a friend in the Sketch app in order to highlight something and send it back. The app didn't have permission to access the file system. A popup appeared. I clicked "...
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What application is “using my screen” with some kind of overlay? [duplicate]

I want to turn on accessibility permission to Greenify app. But I'm unable to click "ok". I also have Twilight and since some security built in the system, I have to disable, stop or uninstall the ...
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Overlay a semi-transparent image on top of the Camera app

I'd like to take a picture in the exact spot as another photo I've take a while back. To help lining up the shot, I wonder if it would be possible to overlay the camera app with a semi-transparent ...
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Why does any app having an active overlay is causing low frame rates?

Any app that I try on my device that is some kind of on-screen tool, such as monitoring apps, pie apps, screen filters, corner sliding apps, etc., makes the device have consistent low frame rates. ...
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Determine which app is drawing on top of other apps?

Is there a way to determine which application is drawing on top of other applications? For example, Facebook Messenger app can draw the chat bubbles on top of everything, but how do I know which app ...