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ScreenShade is a tool for further dimming a screen (or screens) past the capabilities of the OS X brightness display settings. This utility is especially useful for people who find themselves using their computer in a low-lighting situation.

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What's New

Version 1.3:
  • New: Added a welcome screen and mini tutorial
  • Fix: Tweaked automatic update reporting to not always open the release notes URL
  • Fix: The option-plus and option-minus hotkeys are no longer backwards
  • Fix: ScreenShade no longer starts at 100% dark on the first launch

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Kris-K. Member IconReview+8
Kris-K.
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When is SneakPeek 2 coming out? I had to google for the download link because the one here is broken.

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Version 1.3
Dzier Member IconComment+0
Dzier
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The newer version seem to be a great change since 1.3, this will be in a open beta? is a paid version? could you give us more info :D?

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Version 1.3
Leif Heflin Member IconComment+105
Leif Heflin
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download link seems to be broken

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Version 1.3
a dude Member IconReview+4
a dude
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Still failing to launch on login. Tried deleting prefs, repairing permissions, even redownloading the app and installing on a fresh copy of the OS. A lot times just opening the prefs takes a minute of two of spinning beachballness. While I like the features and love the app when it works, it doesn't work as it should often enough to warrant more than 3 stars.

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Version 1.3
a dude Member IconReview+4
a dude
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I really like this app, more than Brightness even. My only complaints are that there's no keyboard command for toggling ScreenShad, which means you have to hit opt-plus/minus multiple times, and quite often the program does not launch automatically at login despite repeated attempts to troubleshoot the issue. For some reason the option becomes deselected on its own.

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Version 1.3
gmattie Member IconReview+22
gmattie
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very simple, elegant and quite useful as well...

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Version 1.3
gregmlr Member IconComment+19
gregmlr
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Doesn't support Tiger!

I guess it's "Shades" for me!

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Version 1.3
gcoghill Member IconReview+218
gcoghill
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Free and does just what it says. Perfect.

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Version 1.3
DCX Member IconComment+0
DCX
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Thanks for a very useful program. It has made my new Mac much more joyful to use. My first question is why does the installed program create a alias to the applications folder and can this alias folder be deleted? Second, is it possible to have the option +/- change the shade in a finer increment or to make the size of the "steps" set by the user? And lastly, I notice that when playing the apple chess program, the pieces do not appear to move when screenshade app is running. Toggling screenshade on and off does not provide the same effect as quiting screenshade.

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Version 1.3
Moog modular Member IconComment+41
Moog modular
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I was using an app called Brightness because my Imac was blinding me at night even at OSX' lowest brightness setting.
I installed Screenshade 1.3 and it works well, but using Expose will result in a full brightness background, which Brightness wouldn't do.

Otherwise, nice app. :)

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Version 1.3
joellevin (Developer)
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Hello, this is a known issue - I'm working to figure out a fix for this. Thanks :)

Jrox
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Same here. It's the only thing I miss from Brightness Control. Other than that I enjoy using this app.

Moog modular
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Thanks.

Fwiw, SS1.3 is "forgotten" when told to be a login item.
Maybe it's my Mac or where I placed SS, but it means I have to manually launch it after every boot.
It disappears from the login items list.

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Details

Downloads 13,232
Version Downloads 11,671
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 02 Jun 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free