Focus
Focus 2.7
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Focus shows you the active application's icon. Because its function is that simple, I've thrown in the usual junk of customizability: size, transparency, position on screen and window layering can all be adjusted to your needs.
What's New
Version 2.7:
  • Compatible with Spaces: icon is now shown on every Space
  • New, more leopardy icon
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Djefis reviewed on 09 Feb 2014
Very nice.
[Version 2.7]


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Stranger commented on 12 Aug 2012
WIll this app change the TEXT of the current app/finder to the right of the apple menu to an icon? I had something that used to do that, but since upgrading to 10.8 I can't find it. I think it was part of an app I used to have, but I don't recall what it was
[Version 2.7]

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Eerko replied on 07 Sep 2012
Hi Stranger,
This is something Focus can't do, unfortunately.
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Stranger replied on 08 Sep 2012
I actually found an app that did what I was looking for...AppMenu Magic. It works great for me, other than the thanks for registering message I keep getting!
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gcoghill reviewed on 13 Oct 2007
Focus is a great little app for those that want something like this - visual users who like to see the icon instead of plain text showing the user which application is in front.

Glad to see this updated to Intel, thanks!
[Version 2.6]


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iGabe reviewed on 10 Feb 2007
Superb. I make the 'Focused icon' ~100px large and put it on top of the menubar (partially hidden gives it a nice look) in the top right of my screen. Set it to hide when the mouse approaches the area for Spotlight.
[Version 2.6]


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hced commented on 31 Jan 2007
Follow-up on EL-CRAVITO's comments below:

It would be nice if I could exclude the Finder icon, but keep the clock dials. :)
[Version 2.6]


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hced commented on 23 Jan 2007
Hi, you asked for my CPU usage. I have a Mac G5 dual 2.5 Ghz, 1.5 GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9800 XT Pro (256 MB), PPC, OS X 10.4.8.

I tried to use some of the memory analyzing programs in the Developer suite, but I'm not too sure how they works, so I used the old 'top' method in Terminal.

In normal operation, without moving the mouse or doing anything that affects Focus, it's between 0.6% - 1.1% CPU (never less, never more than this).

If I switch from the current program to another program, Focus goes up to about 4.5% CPU, and stays there for about 1.0 seconds.

Maximum CPU usage value that I've seen so far: 10.3% CPU.

At the time of this test, I only had Safari, Mail and Terminal open. Although, I'm using a lot of window-less apps such as iCalViewer, Zooom, Relaunch, MacMinder, etc.

I don't mean to say that Focus is a complette memory hog, not by any chance. :) But if it could help in any way, these are my statistics. Good luck with further improvement and thanks a bundle, for a very nice application! (I definitely intend to keep using it!).

Henrik
[Version 2.6]


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hced reviewed on 22 Jan 2007
I love it. Works great! Looks geourgeous.

One note: it seems like it's a little hard on your CPU resources, but I guess that is the price you'll have to pay for eye candy such as this. :)

Thanks!
[Version 2.6]

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Eerko (developer) replied on 23 Jan 2007
Thanks for your positive feedback.

CPU usage is around 0.3% on my 1.5GHz G4 (10.4.8). Can you tell me how much Focus uses on your system, and what kind of system you're running?
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Tomis commented on 18 Feb 2006
Well it does what it says, it displays the current app icon. Personally I like to put it next to the App menu in the menubar at 16x16 size. I wish Apple gave us the option of doing that.

It's a nice app. But it's not actually useful in any sense. Just more eye-candy on the screen.
[Version 2.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2005
Basically what previews reviewers have said. Really great little app!
[Version 2.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 May 2005
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[Version 2.5]


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Downloads:12,119
Version Downloads:6,149
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:11 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Focus shows you the active application's icon. Because its function is that simple, I've thrown in the usual junk of customizability: size, transparency, position on screen and window layering can all be adjusted to your needs.


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