Menu Eclipse
Menu Eclipse
2.4.3

3.7

Menu Eclipse free download for Mac

Menu Eclipse2.4.3

07 October 2012

Darken your menubar.

Overview

Menu Eclipse helps you customize your menubar in eye-catching new ways.
  • Dim, Colorize and Scrub the menu bar.
  • Gain better focus on your work & play, and away from the menu bar.
  • Runs in the background, and does not show up in the Dock.
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What's new in Menu Eclipse

Version 2.4.3:
  • Better support in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Minor user interface changes to accomodate upcoming features
  • Updated help documentation

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31 Reviews of Menu Eclipse

Gazman
28 August 2010
Version: 2 Beta 2

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Just putting it out there to the developer - if you make the licence reminder only come up on the screen periodically people like myself would be more likely to actually try it out. As for me, I got so over the big red reminder in the menubar I quit the app in under 2 minutes and doubt I'll ever give it a decent trial because of this.
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MichaelHaeusler
12 February 2016
Version: 2.4.3
A must-have for OS X, together with HazeOver, f.lux and cDock2. Sure, you can always go for the default dark mode, but this is different… way better. Don't want my system without it. Working great on El Capitan (10.11.3). However, in addition to the delay function, I'd love to have a keep-bright function, as long as the user navigates through menus. But that's not enough to reduce the rating, so yeah, 5 stars. Well-deserved. PS: Timer should have the option to set the value in seconds, too. (Just sayin'.) Would love to sync it with my HazeOver settings. :)
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3.5
Doug-Engelbart
27 March 2013
Version: 2.4.3
On OSX.8.2 it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... etc.pp.
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Doug-Engelbart
27 March 2013
Version: 2.4.3
On OSX.8.2 it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... etc.pp.
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Doug-Engelbart
27 March 2013
Version: 2.4.3
On OSX.8.2 it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... etc.pp.
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iPoopStore
29 June 2012
Version: 2.4.2
I edited the minimum requirements to 10.6 inside the plist from the demo and this works on 10.6.8. Scrubbing and fading worked as advertised. Too bad I cannot purchase this with the MAS requirements set for 10.7. Oh well I'll spend my money elsewhere.
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Huhaa
28 June 2012
Version: 2.4.2
Bought this on the App Store out of curiosity, and wow! Just love it! Menu Eclipse does what is says and there seems to be nothing else like this for the Mac...
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Eric•Woehler
13 April 2012
Version: 2.4.1
Bought it a couple of days ago, been working fine, now won't work under any circumstances - none of the settings work, none of the options stick, nothing I do has any effect on its behaviour. A shame, was enjoying the app but it looks like it's broke!
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MacBunny
11 April 2012
Version: 2.4.1
Thanks for the update!
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MacBunny
11 April 2012
Version: 2.4.1
Soon available in the Mac App Store.
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MacBunny
11 April 2012
Version: 2.4.1
Enjoy this new release + demo!
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MacBunny
18 November 2011
Version: 2.4
Thanks, great update!
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Kappe
18 November 2011
Version: 2.4
download now. or buy. or try your paid copy. or infinite number of links to mac app store. a demo is more than welcome
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Lvdoc
19 October 2011
Version: 2.3.1
I've tried this in the past, but I had some issues with how my menubar appeared. I'm not saying it's bad; it just didn't meet personal standards. I went with a combo of Leo ColorBar and Nocturne, both of which are free. So, now they have a new version of this, and I'm open to trying it, but for some apocalyptic reason, it seems that developers who used to offer demo versions are now no longer able to do so. There's no way I'm spending $3 just to see if this new improved version does what I need.
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Dana-Sutton
18 October 2011
Version: 2.3.1
Just out of curiousity, on modern monitors do pixels still get burned into the screen? I thought that problem went out with the CRT.
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Lvdoc
05 April 2011
Version: 2.2.0
And the reason I will give you $2 without being able to first test this out with a demo is . . . ?
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meme12
30 March 2011
Version: 2.1.0
Works great. Its amazing how much the menubar can be a distraction when your program window is maximised to take up the full screen. menueclipse fixes that quite well. Would be good if the old icon menu from 2.0 was back. I remember trying this app years ago when it was free :)) I just paid $2 for it though, so for that, i reckon a feature that actually hides the menubar for all applications would be a good thankyou from the developer, lol.
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Huhaa
05 March 2011
Version: 2.0.0
Haters, haters, haters be gone! Why is this user below called "@timi" giving this app a 0.5 rating because there is no Demo version or how the developer handels comments... huh? That makes no sence, this simple little utility does what is advertises for only 1.99, thats good enough for me. I wouldn't wan't this app to stop existing just because of these damn haters!! And then the user below called "Virgeist" also gives 0.5 rating becasue he finds Nocturne to be better and free, but they don't do the same thing even!? Anyway that is just wrong. I support this app 100% - keep it up!
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MacBunny
03 March 2011
Version: 2.0.0
Just saw it in the App Store, I find it useful. Its nice and does exactly what it says. Thanks! Would be great if the color could blend instead of cover the menu bar...
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xati-ba
03 March 2011
Version: 2.0.0
Just use Nocturne... It's free and a better product overall.
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waryuser
02 March 2011
Version: 2.0.0
No demo, and have you seen how the developer handles comments on MacUpdate?
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Gazman
28 August 2010
Version: 2 Beta 2
Just putting it out there to the developer - if you make the licence reminder only come up on the screen periodically people like myself would be more likely to actually try it out. As for me, I got so over the big red reminder in the menubar I quit the app in under 2 minutes and doubt I'll ever give it a decent trial because of this.
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PieterOpie
28 August 2010
Version: 2 Beta 2
I absolutely, positively and definitely refuse to pay for such an insignificant, virtually unnoticeable, dull-as-all-%#@&%# function even if it is only a lousy miserable $5. Over my dead body. If the author expects people to pay good money for something like this then he or she is living in a land of make-believe..... I'm sure it is very clever and well done, don't get me wrong, but it is a ridiculous price and I will not pay. Not now or ever. Not even if my life depended on it. NO WAY!!!! I might pay $1. That seems reasonable. After all, I'm no scrooge......
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Doug-Engelbart
25 November 2009
Version: 1.3
Absolutely does what it says. Just one problem: "Launch at login" is functioning only when I re-login (when I logout and then login), but when I restart (reboot) my OSX.5.8, then MenuEclipse is running without darkening the menu bar. In this case I always must open the MenuEclipse application and click onto the blue "Eclipse Amount" slider so that it works.
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Cottser
11 March 2009
Version: 1.3
This is an almost perfect replacement for MenuShade, the main thing missing is an application exclusion list, so that you can disable menu dimming in certain programs, especially ones where you use the menu bar a lot, i.e. Photoshop.
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Dnem41
10 September 2008
Version: 1.3
One thing... I wish there was a keyboard shortcut
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Simonm
09 July 2008
Version: 1.3
Unless you can change the colour of text labels in the menu bar, there really isn't much point in darkening it as you're just reducing contrast and making it harder to read. If you want a dark theme you really need lighter text to make it work...
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Dnem41
08 July 2008
Version: 1.3
yes! 1.3 is a slight upgrade from 1.2. keep up the good work. right now im still a student, but this will help me not be distracted. i will donate once i land an awesome job, thanks indirectly to this app.
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153957photography
24 June 2008
Version: 1.2
It works great, its a nice addition to Think.
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Dnem41
15 June 2008
Version: 1.2
This is a good application, but I want it to do better. I feel like if enough people use this, the developer will have to add new features users want. First, I'll give it 5 stars because it's the best thing out there that works with Leopard. Menufela & Menushade I hear good things about for people who don't have Leopard. BUt apparently these apps will cause the blue screen of death and the developers haven't done anything to update it yet. I can hope hope the developers are reading this right now. One thing I like is the ability to customize the level of "blackness". This is pretty much the only thing it does and sort of the only thing I was looking for. But now that I've used it, a few ideas came to mind. I would like more options, like the ability to hide it (just like hiding the Dock). I know this is vastly different and requires different code from just covering it up. So a huge thanks to the developer if he can update this with that function. Also, I currently have the app in my Dock for easy access. However, I would like to have it in my menu bar (ironic isn't it) to avoid taking up more space in my Dock. In essence, I would like it to be in the background. I don't wanna know it's there. I'm going to keep this app until I find something better, but hopefully the developers will update this with more features before Menufela or MenuShade update their apps for Leopard.
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Grfx-Guru
03 June 2008
Version: 1.2
Does as it says and works great.
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Easer
03 June 2008
Version: 1.2
Seems to work fine, with pretty much the features you'd need. Thanks for this.
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