A floating browser window for OS X

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Helium
Overview

Helium

Helium is a floating browser window that allows you to watch media, browse the web and do much more while you stay productive. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks. Helium supports a customizable translucency mode that allows you to simultaneously see your content and your work, without intercepting mouse clicks when it's translucent. You have the ability to click, drag, scroll behind your floating content.

Getting Started

Head over to http://heliumfloats.com and install the latest version of Helium. If you don't already allow apps from unidentified developers, you'll need to right-click and choose "Open" the first time you use the app (instead of opening the app with a single click).

http://heliumfloats.com

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Issues
  • Support for Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

    Support for Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

    Is it possible to support OS X 10.9?

    opened by mklb 23
  • Support for multiple windows

    Support for multiple windows

    -New windows can be added by "CMD+N" -Each window pops from the delegate, including the one that appears on startup (note that this is a change from the initial storyboard setup) -Replaced ALL NSNotification center calls made to directly modify each window - This prevents signals from getting mixed up between two different windows -State for Transparency and Opacity menu items are inferred for each window from the validateMenuItem method - No longer called manually from each IBAction -UNTESTED: Starting the app from URL - This method should work given the changes I made, but I was unable to test it

    opened by dannyflax 22
  • AVI / MKV files playback issue

    AVI / MKV files playback issue

    The player loads up and the time starts in playback but no audio or video.

    opened by ashfame 15
  • Chrome/other browsers alternative for new Safari share link feature

    Chrome/other browsers alternative for new Safari share link feature

    As far as I'm aware the new feature to share a link with Helium in 1.9 in confined to Safari. Presumably there should be a way of doing this in Chrome and other browsers via an extension - possibly launch the specified app (using helium:// or something) with the page URL?

    opened by samhh 10
  • Access local videos

    Access local videos

    Hi,

    Will be great if you can also play local videos... something like file:///....

    Thanks! Great job!!

    opened by elalemanyo 10
  • Make textfield first responder

    Make textfield first responder

    Don't know if this project is still maintained but anyways; this should fix #224

    Video of how it works now:

    helium mov

    opened by esttorhe 10
  • #137: Option to Hide/Show/Hover Title bar

    #137: Option to Hide/Show/Hover Title bar

    Option to hide title bar as a few friends requested here https://github.com/JadenGeller/Helium/issues/137

    Three options available: Always Show (Command + Shift + G)/ Always Hide (Command + Shift + H)/ Show on Hover (Command + Shift + J) As the image show below http://i.imgur.com/HVcJFdP.png

    opened by lucasmorano 9
  • Update to latest Swift, add fullscreen support

    Update to latest Swift, add fullscreen support

    Duplicate of #97. I screwed up the git history over there.

    That is, it can now float over fullscreen apps.

    Most of the Swift updates came automagically from Xcode; I hope they don't clobber any backwards compatibility.

    Here's a cute animal picture for your trouble:

    baby giraffe

    opened by wlonk 8
  • Updated Icon

    Updated Icon

    I'm loving Helium! It's awesome, so I wanted to make a new icon for it so it fit in the dock better with the mac icon style. I hope you like it :)

    screen shot 2015-10-25 at 5 29 40 pm

    opened by kgn 8
  • set url user set before

    set url user set before

    It's useful feature. Please add this feature. But I din't test because my Version 8.2.1 Xcode can't open your project. sorry.

    opened by shinriyo 8
  • Netflix 'Install the Microsoft Silverlight Plug-In.'

    Netflix 'Install the Microsoft Silverlight Plug-In.'

    Microsoft Silverlight plug-in has already been installed and reinstalled on my computer (Mac, running Big Sur v11.3.1, 2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 16GB Memory). Any thoughts or recommendations?

    opened by B-Salinas 0
  • Youtube TV

    Youtube TV

    Does not support Youtube TV.

    opened by nrgapple 1
  • Register a URL protocol handler scheme

    Register a URL protocol handler scheme

    I use Choosy (choosyosx.com) to open site-specific URLs in various browser apps, and I’d love to use Helium in this way. In other words, I click on a YouTube link and Choosy, as my system’s default web browser, offers to open it in Helium.

    Right now it doesn’t seem possible. Choosy opens Helium, yet Helium doesn’t seem to be getting the message. I didn’t see any issues for this already. So here it is! I did see an issue for adding support for arguments via the command line, so I guess I could whip up an AppleScript or something… That would be slower than native URL handling support, tho.

    tl;dr: Can Helium receive URLs other than by arguments via the command line?

    opened by christefano 3
  • allow webcam permissions

    allow webcam permissions

    I was trying to use Helium as a floating webcam image for screen recording. Much like the abandoned (CamDesk)[http://michaelsboost.com/CamDesk/] I want to create a simple web app where I see a preview of me in my webcam (and some graphics gizmos), but I need a way to display this image in a floating window.

    Helium would be awesome for this purpose. It has taken care of the difficult issue of keeping an app window afloat - but it lacks the permissions to display the webcam. Is this feasible to add?

    Thanks!

    opened by jochmann 1
  • auto position cursor when opening url

    auto position cursor when opening url

    when opening an url on MacOS (CMD+L) would be nice if the cursor would be auto positioned in the field, so I can immediately paste the url there.

    opened by 001lll 1
  • PrimeVideo requires Microsoft silverlight

    PrimeVideo requires Microsoft silverlight

    When trying to reproduce videos on PrimeVideo, silverlight seems to be required and not provided.

    Steps to reproduce

    1. Open Helium
    2. Navigate to https://www.primevideo.com
    3. Select a video
    4. Observe message
    opened by EnriqueDev 4
  • Drag tab into window

    Drag tab into window

    opened by JadenGeller 0
  • Issues with the Spectrum TV browser plug-n

    Issues with the Spectrum TV browser plug-n

    The Spectrum Live-TV link https://watch.spectrum.net/livetv uses a newer version of browser controls I believe. I would like to use this with that App in case anyone has any ideas on how to troubleshoot or maybe it's an easy code change?

    The Spectrum link does work for me with the latest Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers, just not this one.

    Screen Shot 2020-06-10 at 9 51 26 AM

    opened by TheRealChannelD 0
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