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FocusLayer places a translucent layer between it and all other windows behind the front most window. This can make it easier to tell what you're doing when there are a lot of windows open.

What's New

Version 1.4 adds the following:
  • FocusLayer can now be a menu item instead of an application taking up your valuable Dock space
  • Multiple monitor support fixed
  • Exclusions fixed
  • Other small changes


Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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dorkypants Member IconComment+118

Causes sleeping iBook G3 to keep waking up. Quitting Focus Layer when sleeping cures the problem.

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Version 1.4
Anonymous Member IconReview

This software is at a good start.

A feature to overlay the current desktop picture instead of a solid color would rock, it would in effect make all background windows appear to be semi transparent.

Using a menu extra was a nice innovation, how about dropping the dock icon entirely and letting us toggle/change prefs via the menu extra?

Keep up the good work.

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Version 1.4
Steven Chan Member Icon+0
Steven Chan

Excellent software... it allows me to concentrate on one window at a time on my already-cluttered Mac desktop. Great for single-track minds like myself and artists and web developers who wish to concentrate on one piece of work at a time. Has some tiny quibbles, but overall fantastic features and outstanding value for the price.

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Version 1.4
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 6,852
Version Downloads 4,300
License Free
Date 21 Dec 2002
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free