Menu Eclipse for Mac

Menu Eclipse for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    5,932
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 07, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (Annoying text message.); $2.99 to buy

Editors' Review

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Menu Eclipse for Mac extends the life of your display by introducing color changes to the otherwise static Mac Menu bar. This premium app comes with a free version that performs its function well and is not disabled in any way by its limitations, so you will want to try it out before buying the full version.

After a straightforward installation, Menu Eclipse for Mac shows you the main settings screen. The interface is laid out well and features a tab with the most popular toggles. The app has essentially two functions: dimming the Menu bar and running a scrubber across it. While setting up the app, you will be presented with a field where you have to enter a shortcut key for toggling the dimming of the display on and off. Our tests with this feature revealed that the user's choice overrides any native function that may be associated with the shortcut, so make sure you choose only keyboard combinations that are not being actively used by other apps. Another feature of this app is the ability to run a line across the Menu bar for a set amount of time after a predetermined period.

Want to extend the lifespan of your Mac's LCD display? Try out Menu Eclipse for Mac. Keep in mind, though, that while it does perform its function well, the periodic animations may be distracting at times. Moreover, if you're using OS X's fullscreen mode on a regular basis, you will find the app unnecessary.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Menu Eclipse for Mac 2.4.3.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Appears to DO NOTHING!"

June 04, 2012  |  By mimby

 |  Version: Menu Eclipse 2.4.1

Pros

Is unobtrusive, small.

Cons

It seemingly has no function whatsoever, other than a wee tint of the menu bar - totally unnecessary.

Summary

WOW! Am I ever stupid. Paid $3.00 for an app that does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING useful!

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2 stars

"Isn't $3 a little steep for a utility?"

November 13, 2011  |  By summerstormpictures

 |  Version: Menu Eclipse 2.4

Pros

Sure it works...if you really need it...if you still have a CRT monitor.

Cons

The price. This is a utility. It fades the menu bar. That's it.

Summary

I ask again...$3 for this?

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5 stars

"Thank you"

November 09, 2008  |  By DrLeonP

 |  Version: Menu Eclipse 1.3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The best of the lot! Unlike, MenuShade (which is not compatible with Leopard), Menu Eclipse cannot fake transparency but this may be Leopard's limitation. Other than that it is great. It is the only app of this type that does not require a restart or logout. Simply pick your settings and soothe your eyes and mind.

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5 stars

"Very nice!"

May 27, 2008  |  By mr tew

 |  Version: Menu Eclipse 1.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I love the new version! Now I want it to eclipse the titlebars on all the windows so they match too!

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4 stars

"Interesting"

May 24, 2008  |  By W-Creative

 |  Version: Menu Eclipse 1.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Only appears to work on main "Space" via Spaces in OS10.5. Will not darken the menu on any "space" other than #1.

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5 stars

"Nice"

May 19, 2008  |  By mr tew

 |  Version: Menu Eclipse 1.0.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
very cool! I like it! but I'd rather have it stay dark than switch back to normal when my mouse gets on it. k?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.3

- Better support in Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
- Minor user interface changes for whats to come.
- Updated help documentation.
General
Publisher Xybernic
Publisher web site http://www.xybernic.com
Release Date October 07, 2012
Date Added October 07, 2012
Version 2.4.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2MB
File Name MenuEclipse-243-Demo.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,932
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Annoying text message.
Price $2.99

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