For a good while I have been playing with the idea of having a virtual screen which is "attached" to my real screen but does not really exist.
The idea is that it should almost be like xvfb, the virtual X server which only runs as a framebuffer and isn't attached to a real graphics card and screen.
My use case here would be to have an application running on the fake screen that will be screen-recorded all the time. I don't want to see this application the whole time though.
The ideal thing would be if the software had a virtual screen viewer that, in fact, is just a small window that displays whatever is on that virtual screen.
Let me recap:
- Virtual monitor attached to the real one in desktop extension mode
- Capability of recording said screen
- Capability of looking at said screen through an application window
The only idea I'd have that would come remotely close is running a virtual machine which has this hidden screen that is recorded. Though I can't just pull windows into this screen then!