InvisRay
InvisRay
2.0.1

1.8

InvisRay free download for Mac

InvisRay

2.0.1
03 October 2006

SIMBL plugin adjusts window transparency.

Overview

InvisRay makes your windows transparent. This transparency can be adjusted on a per-window basis, and it can be set to automatically make all windows in the background transparent, allowing you to give the main window your fullest attention.

What's new in InvisRay

Version 2.0.1:
  • Added keyboard shortcut to toggle FocusRay
  • Added support for Apple Pro Keyboard F13-F15 keys
  • Fixed several minor bugs

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8 InvisRay Reviews

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Schmelding
16 November 2004

Most helpful

I don't know why, but it's cool. And bless you for posting a screen shot! :D
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Version 1.0
Dsl4c
04 October 2006
this looks just like a clone of afloat.. smells fishy to me.
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Version 2.0.1
1 answer(s)
macupdate-304
macupdate-304
04 October 2006
Nothing fishy here: InvisRay has been around since September 2004. If anything, Afloat was a clone of InvisRay. (And both InvisRay and Afloat are just fancy clones of similar Windows hacks.) Furthermore, InvisRay 2.0 and the FocusRay feature have been waiting to be cleaned up and released for at least a year now; I had never heard of Afloat until after InvisRay 2.0 was already out. Though some of their functionality overlaps, I believe they're still two very different products. Thanks, - David Apptractive Software
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Version 2.0.1
Appolyon
04 October 2006
I really dig InvisRay. If you haven't tried it out yet you should at least once. One question though... why does this download a prefpane that says it's version 1.0?
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Version 2.0.1
1 answer(s)
macupdate-304
macupdate-304
04 October 2006
Seems I made a mistake with the version number when building the latest PrefPane. Not worth releasing 2.0.2 for, though it is a bit embarrassing for people who like to Get Info on their PrefPanes. - David Apptractive Software
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Version 2.0.1
Bumbleb
20 September 2006
This is one irritating thing to boot. First it worked ok, then it kinda like hung and did not switch back my apps transparancy to a normal state, even though the individual app is selected. So, I unstalled it, and now have to log out before the damn thing is quit. Very irritating for a multitasker like me, having all my wor-related apps open with multiple documents etc. And on a sidenote, since it only works with cocoa-apps, half of the apps are unaffected, so maybe the purpose of this app is... pointless? Sorry I'm harsh, but if only this thing either worked, or was painless to quit. (PS: Yes I did try to unenable it, but to no avail)
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
macupdate-304
macupdate-304
04 October 2006
Sorry for any trouble you had with removing it, but altering code in a lot of applications at once is bound to cause problems. I skip all that by just telling users to log out instead of accidently crashing everything while to unload InvisRay at runtime. As for your first problem, did you try using the InvisRay menu or F-Keys to make the window more opaque manually? It's possible that something accidently activated the More Transparent option, making the window seem to be permanently faded. MacUpdate's review section doesn't make a great support forum: If you still want to get this resolved, I'd recommend you email support@apptractive.com, and we can try to get this fixed faster. Thanks! - David Apptractive Software
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Version 2.0.1
Matonmacs
19 September 2006
Doesn't Afloat do the same thing for free?
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Version 2.0
Xmrocks
10 February 2006
Simple, useful, and unobtrusive. Couldn't sum it up better than that - very nice job!
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
18 July 2005
Is a cool hack. Developer is very responsive. Great.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
09 May 2005
This is really cool to be able to have multiple windows open and see through them. Also to type a document and have a web page open overtop that is transparent and everything is visible at once.
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Version 1.1
Schmelding
16 November 2004
I don't know why, but it's cool. And bless you for posting a screen shot! :D
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Version 1.0