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Is there software or a script which lets me display text on a Windows 7 screen all the time, always on top of other windows?

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Sounds like a good recipe for screen burn-in if you ask me. We could help you much better if you indicate what you want to do this for, and why. (if you know programming, you could do something like FRAPS, and hook into the desktop window manager's draw routines) – Breakthrough Jan 18 '13 at 18:12
Thanks, I'll look into both. Here is what i am trying to do. I have autohotkey script, I wrote which read user input like number if user presses 22 it will open like stream in VLC Player and it will automatically full-screen that stream, but at same time, I want to display text like on TV's it displays channel number. 22 if user presses 23 it will open another stream which might be open in Internet explorer and it will full-screen that, so for that I want it to display 23 always on top. thanks – Mowgli Jan 18 '13 at 18:20

I would recommend trying to find something that will display text in the taskbar since that is already being displayed all the time.

I used to do this with a utility called TClockEx but it is quite old, I don't know if it will work under Windows 7. You can drive this with an AHK script if you need to.

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