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How to grant keyboard's focus to a window sitting behind the one in front.

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Hello community, I am trying to create an application that will allow me to type on a window that is behind a separate window. For explanations sake (because I am not always great in my descriptions) I will give one example of how one may use this:

If I only had one monitor and say was using a laptop, and wished to view a lecture full-screen but wished to type notes as I was watching, this utility would come in extremely handy for me.

I know there may be things out there - though I can not find them if there are - that already do this in one for or another. However, I am a returning coder that has not created anything for a long, long time. The experience for me is needed and the app will have a use for me as well. But unfortunately I really don't know where to begin when it come to controlling the focus of windows 10 pages and windows.

By no means do I wish for anyone to write the entire application for me, I just need either reading material that isn't bloated with too much irrelevant information as well or someone willing to give me clear guidance and help me along the way as I complete this from start to finish.

I heard someone recently say that it is not possible to do what I am asking to do. However I am a firm believer that there isn't much that is not possible when it comes to software and coding, within the realm of reality anyway. I love brainstorming and problem solving so suggestions for out-of-the-box workarounds are fine as well!

Would quickly like to say a quick thank-you to anyone who took the time to read my somewhat circuitous post and a big thanks to anyone who gives me some useful information on where to go with this project.


Footnote: Java may not be the best language to do this with, but it and C++ are simply the only ones I have past experiences with. If there are large advantages on using something else please feel free to sharing that as well. I do have a time frame though so nothing that has a high learning curve and would take me a considerable amount of time to learn to get this project accomplished. Thanks again guys and girls!
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I believe this can be achieved using key listeners. Information obtained from them can be used accordingly and can be put onto another window.
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