On OS X, I want to show an always-foregrounded, transparent image while working on the application underneath it, for tracing purposes. As mentioned in this other stackexchange question, the solution is the application called afloat.
Great, so how do I get it to work? The old domain now just redirects to a github project page. There is no README, and there are no installation instructions. I found a closed/wontfix "how to install" ticket, and pieced together some probable instructions. This is what I have so far:
- Download the SIMBL zip file
- Unzip the file
- Create SIMBL bundle dir:
mkdir ~/Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/
- Install from the git repo:
$ git clone https://github.com/millenomi/afloat.git $ cd afloat $ xcodebuild -configuration Release install # verbose output trimmed, except for last line: ** INSTALL SUCCEEDED ** $ mv /tmp/Afloat.dst/Users/`whoami`/Library/Bundles/Afloat.bundle/ ~/Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/
So now what? Did I do this correctly? Am I supposed to see additional "Window" menu options?