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How can I control keyboard transparency externally?

The Transparency option dates back to features available in Windows 2000 and spans many versions of the software and versions of Windows. Here is a quick overview of the transparency settings:

For the 1.xx software, My-T-Soft uses MYTSOFT.INI settings. These can be manipulated via the SeeThru.exe tool (accessible to the user from the My-T-Soft Menu | Advanced | Transparency). Note that on some versions of Windows and User Account Control settings, a higher privileged MYTSOFT.exe may need to be run (Run as Administrator, or use MYTSOFT.requireAdministrator.exe (default privileges are asInvoker)). These settings can also be accessed via My-T-Soft Setup | Configuration | Special Options | Edit My-T-Soft Initialization File.

[Configuration]
...
Transparency=1
TransparencyLevel=175
...

Here are additional notes for these intiialization file settings:

http://www.imgpresents.com/mytsoft/guide/html/mytsoftini.html#Transparency

In My-T-Soft 1.90 and 2.xx software, the SeeThru.exe updates the following registrey key/values:

Registry file between ===== lines
=================================

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Innovation Management Group\Build-A-Board]
"Transparency"="1"
"TransparencyLevel"="111"

=================================

This is used by the 2.xx runtime software on Windows to enable Transparency and set transparency level. The 2.xx SeeThru.exe tool ONLY updates this registry setting.

NOTES:
If you have My-T-Soft 1.90 and use SeeThru.exe it updates both the INI and the registry, so either version (1.xx or 2.xx) that runs will reflect the same transparancy setting. If using custom layouts from Build-A-Board, only the registry setting needs to be manipulated.

As noted above, a higher privilege may be needed so the run-time SeeThru.exe has access to update registry settings. SeeThru.exe is in the \Program Files\MYTSOFT folder. For Build-A-Board, it is in the \Program Files\Build-A-Board\BIN folder.

Category: Integrating(Developing)Type: Question/Answer Product: My-T-SoftVersion: 1.7x 1.80 1.90 2.10 2.20 2.30

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