Shady
Shady 1.0.3
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Puts a shade over your screen to soothe tired eyes.   Free
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Shady puts a shade over your screen to help soothe your tired or dazzled eyes. You can use it to reduce your Mac's brightness far below the usual minimum, without any risk of damage to your screen.

Brighter than bright

Modern Macs have exceptionally bright screens, and often the minimum brightness level is still dazzling. If you're working late at night, or your eyes are tired or maybe you're just sensitive to bright light, it can be difficult to stare at the screen for long periods. That's where Shady comes in.

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What's New
Version 1.0.3:

New Features

  • You can now globally enable or disable Shady, independently of the shade level.
  • Use the new Turn Shady Off/On command in either Shady's own menubar (in the Shade menu), or in the global Shady menu icon.
  • The menu icon will change depending on whether Shady is on or off, allowing you to see its status at a glance.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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burypromote

+176

Stormchild reviewed on 26 Mar 2014
Finally, a way to dim my MacBook Air below the lowest brightness setting (without screwing up all the colors like f.lux does). I've been trying to find something like this forever. Most of the other ones are old and broken. This one actually works, and works well.
[Version 1.0.3]


burypromote

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Traum reviewed on 08 Oct 2013
Does the trick nicely. Really takes the harsh dazzling edge off when I'm watching shows at night etc.
[Version 1.0.3]


burypromote

+74

Jeff-H. reviewed on 11 Nov 2012
I've been using Shady for over a year now and its worked great! Never failed!
[Version 1.0.3]


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Downloads:1,004
Version Downloads:1,004
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:14 Dec 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Shady puts a shade over your screen to help soothe your tired or dazzled eyes. You can use it to reduce your Mac's brightness far below the usual minimum, without any risk of damage to your screen.

Brighter than bright

Modern Macs have exceptionally bright screens, and often the minimum brightness level is still dazzling. If you're working late at night, or your eyes are tired or maybe you're just sensitive to bright light, it can be difficult to stare at the screen for long periods. That's where Shady comes in.

Pull the shades

Shady lets you pull a virtual shade over your screen (or screens, if you have more than one - Shady covers them all), dimming the display to a more comfortable level.

The shade will ignore your mouse clicks, naturally, so you can continue to use your Mac as usual.

You can brighten the shade all the way up to your normal screen brightness, or darken it down to 90% shade (very nearly black). It'll change in increments of 5%, and it starts at 40% opacity (or 60% transparency), which should be quite comfortable.

Shady will save your shade level and restore it next time you launch the app, and it'll also automatically get out of your way when it's launched (returning the focus to whatever app you were in when you launched Shady).

Shady doesn't do anything funky to your system (it's just a regular application; just quit it and trash it if you don't want it anymore), and will not damage your screens in any way. It should, however, make your eyes feel better - as long as you don't make your screen so dark that you're straining to see anything!


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