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Doodim permits you to dim the background of the foremost application thereby enhancing its visibility.

You can switch it on or off very quickly from the menu bar, and set the level of dimness.

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Initial release.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Flying Ace Member IconReview+6
Flying Ace

Fantastic. Something that should be built into the Finder!

More options for setting the amount of darkness would be good though :)

Looking forward to revisions.

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Version 1.0
heavy_shower Member IconComment+7

Just learnt about Doodim from a Mac site's top ten GUI apps or something and I'm really enjoying it except that I can't seem to drag clippings or a window's frame icon onto the desktop; must deactivate Doodim first (from the handy menu).

However, I doubt we'll see much change in this handy GUI tool -- when was it last updated? 2002?!

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Version 1.0
grumpytico Member IconComment+54

Unibin please?

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Version 1.0
dorkypants Member IconReview+118

Works on Panther (10.3.9) too. Would be more useful if it could be set up with "Dim" already activated upon launch AND if it didn't dim the Desktop when Finder is the frontmost app.

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Version 1.0
mcmikemn Member IconComment+0

I agree with maconnect: I don't think Exposé has the same feature. In Exposé, if you hit F10 then the currently active application *and all it's children windows* move to the front and their background dims, but in this mode not only might the windows move and resize, you cannot work in this mode. Doodim merely dims the background of the currently active application - you can still work in this application (or indeed in any application, just like normal except that background apps are continuously dimmed).

One enhancement that I'd like to see in Doodim before I use it is compatibilty with multiple displays. Otherwise, it's a handy util if you have many apps running and open simultaneously.

I'd also like to have keyboard shortcuts for the different levels of background-dimming. But I can live without this (I can get keyboard shortcuts other ways).

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Version 1.0
elegraphy Member IconComment+150

There's a feature in Exposé can do the same...if you use Pather or Tiger that is!

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Version 1.0

I don't think there such a feature in exposé. I don't see it.


Expose can do something similar by pushing F10 (default) BUT it only dims the background of the app window until you select it. You can not work that way with expose.

This app seems handy, I would love to give it a try - any chance you have an intel version in the making?

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Downloads 3,552
Version Downloads 3,550
License Free
Date 05 Dec 2002
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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