screen overlay

screen overlay

[¦skrēn ′ō·vər‚lā]
(computer science)
An array of cells on a video display screen that allow a user to command a computer by touching buttons displayed on the screen at the locations of the cells.
A window of data that is temporarily displayed on a screen, leaving the original display intact when the window is removed.
(engineering)

screen overlay

(1) A clear, fine-mesh screen that reduces the glare on a video screen.

(2) A clear touch panel that allows the user to command the computer by touching displayed buttons on screen.

(3) A temporary data window displayed on screen. The part of the screen that was overlaid is saved and restored when the screen overlay is removed.
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With Android 7 and 8, screen overlay techniques were rendered useless for malware apps, but the MysteryBot malware comes with overlay modules that actively target devices running on Android versions 7 and 8.
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* WriteRight, a microthin PDA screen overlay that helps eliminate screen scratches, improves handwriting and reduces glare.
"The Instruction section simulates a student typing in a certain command, and a screen overlay appears showing what would happen when that command was entered.
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Component distributor MSC Gleichmann announced today the availability of gesture capable multi-touch screen overlays from sister company TRS Star GmbH.