Subconsious fullscreening


    Dec 12 2006 | 11:20 pm
    I want to create a program that takes a snapshot of the desktop, makes a fullscreen window with the desktop as it was, and then manipulate it. the only thing I don't know how to do is make a seemless transition to fullscreen window. I always seem to notice a small moment of black. Is it possible with some option to do this?
    NCRIII

    • Dec 13 2006 | 12:43 am
      Hi,
      I believe u're trying to achieve, is to take control over the user's
      desktop and start to manipulate his interaction with it, whithout him
      actually noticing anything? ... if that is the case, i think you will
      have to dig deaper than just using a jitter object, because starting a
      fullscreen *custom drawn , user controlled* visualization is something
      that asks quite some things from the system, and still is kind of a hard
      virtual switch between drawing contexts... at least if you have to work
      at the fancy@ upper layers like programming in jitter.
      I think, u would at least have to consider designing a custom object...
      But what i'm thinking of is this, if u're trying to get the user in a
      state where he thinks everything's ok, but actually u're in control,
      Than u could incorporate the *being black for while* thing into the
      setup... imagine: the user is working as usaully, all of sudden ...
      black!.... ???... the screen appears again but a warning message is
      displayed .... an black again!.... ???? ... what the.... screen comes
      back.... no warning message no more... huh? is everything still ok than?...
      what i'm trying to say is, that it might be a lot easier if u try to
      incorporate the blanking of the screen into the concept, Plus, depending
      on what u're trying to achieve it really might be a Plus to have some
      stuff blanking... huh? huh?....
      good luck
      d
      @= no offense! fancy is not a bad thing, right?...i just mean for c i
      need my dirty clothes, but when i work jitter i'm on my sunday's best ... ;)
      Nicholas C. Raftis III wrote:
      > I want to create a program that takes a snapshot of the desktop, makes a fullscreen window with the desktop as it was, and then manipulate it. the only thing I don't know how to do is make a seemless transition to fullscreen window. I always seem to notice a small moment of black. Is it possible with some option to do this?
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    • Dec 13 2006 | 12:49 am
      You misunderstand, I want to take a screenshot of the desktop and process it.
    • Dec 13 2006 | 3:03 am
      Here's a dirty cludge. This was kind of fun. Not sure if there are windows versions of this needed external.
      For max 4.6 use:
      For max 4.5 replace io.window with windowmanager found here:
      Patch follows:
      max v2;
    • Dec 13 2006 | 2:15 pm
      Hello NCRIII,
      If the wheel doesn't work for you, it's best to reinvent it.
      Instead of using fullscreen message, you could manually set jit.window to
      cover entire desktop, with some tricks along the way:
      I'm in a bit of hurry, so I left out many explanations, but I'll be glad to
      answer any questions.
      Best,
      nesa
    • Dec 15 2006 | 1:52 am
      Good work guys, thats exactly what I was going for. Fun right? Could be cool for an interface background, or a patch startup. (or a max/msp virus that trips people out :P )
      Thanks!
    • Dec 15 2006 | 2:10 am
      Hah. That made me chuckle. If you could grab the texture from OS X of
      certain windows with alpha layers, you could actually do some pretty
      cool shit with that.
      On Dec 13, 2006, at 9:15 AM, nesa wrote:
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    • Dec 18 2006 | 11:10 am
      Yes, with jit.window over the entire screen + jit.desktop + windowmanager you can already do a lot. That worked for me when i maked an 'desktop equalizer' to enjoy and 'remix' my desktop while making music.
    • Dec 18 2006 | 6:40 pm
      Nice! That sounds cool, I would love to see what you did if your so willing. ;)