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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Daniel Clark, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Daniel Clark

    Daniel Clark Lurker
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    Can someone tell me how I can create a screen overlay? I need a small circle (dot) as a reference point, precisely placed in a certain area while I am using another app.
    Any help would be muchly appreciated!
    Thanks in advance!

    #1 Daniel Clark, Jun 9, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2017

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  2. seVer

    seVer Android Expert

    might be trying to do too much. there are overlay settings, which most people get as an error message, or an option to show a spot that you touch (think of a pointer indicator). what is it you need? please explain.
  3. gydsem

    gydsem Lurker

    When, why and how to turn on or off?
  4. Daniel Clark

    Daniel Clark Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I need a dot/marker on my screen for a location reference for where I put my thumb and I want to be able to reposition it when desired.
    Effectively it could be a small image of a dot that i can give x & y coordinates so I can run an app and have it on top of that app for my locational reference.
    Thanks for the reply
  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Is that the same thing as having a Messenger or Facebook dot showing up on my LG G6 screen while I'm reading a book on fbreader?
  6. Daniel Clark

    Daniel Clark Lurker
    Thread Starter

    yeah similar, but i dont want to be able to actively touch the dot
  7. seVer

    seVer Android Expert

    then my suggestion won't work. don't know a native way to do what you're asking.

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