Desktop Overlay

This tab helps you manage the Desktop Overlay.

Starting with reWASD 5.7, we have added the functionality of Desktop Overlay: this permits you check reWASD notifications (when the state of remap changes), test the virtual gamepad and use hotkey to show mappings during the game.

Starting with reWASD 5.8, you can test the input from a Virtual Gyroscope in the Virtual controller tester.

At this stage of development, Desktop Overlay works flawlessly with any game or program in Windowed mode.

Here are the settings you can configure in Preferences for the Desktop Overlay:

Show desktop overlay — enable or disable the overlay functionality

Three tabs of settings are available: Notifications, Mappings, Virtual controller tester.


Notifications

This tab permits you to manage how exactly the Desktop Overlay should notify you, and on what cause:

Notify me when — disable this option if you don't want to receive any notifications. Leave it enabled if you want to receive any of the following notifications, and choose which ones you want to see:

  • Battery is Low
  • Battery is Critical
  • Remap is ON/OFF
  • Slot is changed
  • Normal Shift is enabled/disabled
  • Toggle Shift is enabled/disabled
  • Device is disconnected

Position

Here you can choose the placement of the upcoming notifications: if you have more than one monitor, choose the needed one in a Monitor drop-down list. Then pick where exactly on the chosen monitor the notifications will appear:

  • Upper-left corner
  • Upper-right corner
  • Bottom-left corner
  • Bottom-right corner

Adjustments

Here you can tune notification properties:

  • Hide notifications after — tune this slider to set up how long would you like to see the notification on your screen
  • Do not hide notifications about Shift — enable this option if you want to see the notification about an active Shift layer as long as it is active
  • Opacity — tune this slider to manage the darkness of the notifications
  • Minimized notifications — enable this option is you wish to see a more minimalistic version of the notifications

Mappings

This tab permits you to customize the way your mappings appear in the Desktop Overlay.

Show mappings/Descriptions — disable this option if you don't want to see the list of applied mappings. Leave it enabled to have instant access to the list of mappings when the config is applied

Mappings: Enable/disable overlay with a hotkey for — choose the device you want to customize the Mappings hotkey for

Descriptions: Enable/disable overlay with a hotkey for — choose the device you want to customize the Descriptions hotkey for

In order to remove device from list, press the X on the right side of the device list.This will reset the Mappings/Descriptions hotkey settings to default, and delete the selected device from this menu. You can get the device back on this list by reconnecting in to your PC

Position

Here you can choose the placement of the upcoming notifications: if you have more than one monitor, choose the needed one in a Monitor drop-down list. Then pick where exactly on the chosen monitor the notifications will appear:

  • Upper-left corner
  • Upper-right corner
  • Bottom-left corner
  • Bottom-right corner

Adjustments

Here you can tune notification properties:

Opacity — tune this slider to manage the darkness of the Mappings overlay


Virtual controller tester

This tab permits you to tune the settings of a Virtual controller tester in the Desktop Overlay.

Show virtual controller tester — disable this option if you don't want to use the tester in the Overlay. Leave it enabled to have instant access to the Virtual controller tester when remap is on

Show controller only — disabled by default, this option reveals numerical values for analog controls, and digital button presses, along with the image of a controller that also displays button presses. Enable this option to see the gamepad image only

Autohide after 5 seconds of inactivity — activate this option to automatically hide the tester if you don't press any buttons for 5 seconds

Enable/disable overlay with a hotkey for — choose the device you want to customize the Tester hotkey for

Remove device from list — use this option to reset the Tester hotkey settings to default, and delete the selected device from this menu. You can get the device back on this list by reconnecting in to your PC

Position

Here you can choose the placement of the upcoming notifications: if you have more than one monitor, choose the needed one in a Monitor drop-down list. Then pick where exactly on the chosen monitor the notifications will appear:

  • Upper-left corner
  • Upper-right corner
  • Bottom-left corner
  • Bottom-right corner

Adjustments

Here you can tune notification properties:

Opacity — tune this slider to manage the darkness of the Tester overlay

Polling rate — modify this slider to change how often the Tester overlay refreshes and displays the input from the Virtual controller

Please note that the lower value (faster rate) leads to the higher CPU usage.

Don’t forget to press Apply to save the changes. Press Back to return to the main interface.


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