ScreenShade
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Dim your screen beyond OS X normal settings.   Free
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  • ScreenShade has been discontinued
  • Developer
    TruTwo Software
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

*Previously available here



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ScreenShade User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Overall:
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burypromote

+8

Kris-K. reviewed on 29 Sep 2011
When is SneakPeek 2 coming out? I had to google for the download link because the one here is broken.
[Version 1.3]


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Dzier commented on 01 Jul 2010
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?
[Version 1.3]


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Artmsilva tipped on 20 May 2010
Hey if you're looking for the app. Joel has a site dedicated to it now.

http://sneakpeak.neonapps.com/screenshade/
[Version 1.3]

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burypromote
+1

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Negritude replied on 05 Feb 2011
Note, that site will be for the upcoming ScreenShade2.
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+23
Leif Heflin commented on 24 Dec 2009
download link seems to be broken
[Version 1.3]


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+1

-7

a dude reviewed on 02 Sep 2009
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.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote
-1

-7

a dude reviewed on 10 May 2009
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.
[Version 1.3]


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+12

gmattie reviewed on 24 Apr 2009
very simple, elegant and quite useful as well...
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

-20
gregmlr commented on 17 Nov 2008
Doesn't support Tiger!

I guess it's "Shades" for me!
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

+166

gcoghill reviewed on 01 Nov 2008
Free and does just what it says. Perfect.
[Version 1.3]


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DCX commented on 11 Jul 2008
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.
[Version 1.3]


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Showells rated on 22 Aug 2011

[Version 1.3]


Downloads:13,232
Version Downloads:11,671
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:02 Jun 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.

Please donate if you like it!


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