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Glass Browser

Glass Browser

A floating transparent browser for Windows


Glass Browser


A floating transparent browser for Windows.

  • Stays on top of other programs and apps.
  • Adjust transparency.
  • Click-through mode that ignores clicks and lets you interact with apps behind.


Building & running it locally:

  • Clone the repo.
  • cd to the directory
  • make sure electron is installed npm install electron
  • install and run with npm install && npm start

Packaging it (.app for mac, .exe for windows, or for linux ** Untested on Mac and Linux)

Using it

  • Enter a URL and hit >Enter
  • Resize and position the window where you want it.
  • Adjust transparency to your liking.
  • Click the eye to enable click-through mode. It will ignore mouse clicks and let you interact with windows below.
  • To disable click-through and interact with the window again, click the icon in the Windows dock/taskbar and minimize it, then click again to open it and it will be disabled.

Known Issues

  • Transparency seems to not be working on Linux - but it still floats above other windows.

Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab