Anybody remember the little pet applications where a dog or cat is wandering around the desktop and interacting with your mouse pointer? Is there a way to do something like this in Java? Whether on the desktop or within a browser window but on top of your web page... If so, would this be done by making the frame transparent and some how allowing a mouse action to happen on the Items below the transparent fram?
With the standard java api there is no way to make a transparent frame like you are wanting. However, you can use the Skin L&F to do this. The transparent Windows will only work on the Windows platform though as it uses JNI.