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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...