From Charcoal Design:
Shades is a FREE utility for controlling the brightness of your screen. It runs in the background providing easy control over the brightness of your display via a slick Mac-like interface, with greater dynamic range and finer granularity than the built-in controls.
Unlike other solutions, Shades works by obscuring your screen with a darkened overlay. It doesn't change your display settings and won't screw up your colour profile. It also means you won't lose your cursor!
What's new in this version:
- [fix] Updated Shades to work correctly on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
- [chg] Shades no longer supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Users running Tiger should stick with version 1.2b2.
- [fix] It is now possible to click and drag the menu bar slider again.
- [imp] The Shades System Preferences panel can now run in 64bit mode, so it's not necessary to relaunch System Preferences in 32bit mode to use it.
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All versions:4.6 stars
out of 10 votes
Current version:5.0 stars
out of 2 votes
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Version: Shades 1.2b3
very simple, unobtrusive, easy to control with a slider bar. You can set up the minimum level of brightness to avoid going into a "fully black" screen mode.
I am supposed to enter something here, otherwise can't submit the review... But I don't see any drawbacks yet!
I now adjust my screen brightness from very dim to 100% bright. I am a little afraid to go into a "fully black" screen mode, but if you wish to do so, it is possible, and there is an emergency "brightness restore" key combo.
"Does exactly what it claims to do"
Version: Shades 1.2b3
This program allows the user to reduce the brightness of the monitor on iMac beyond the default lower bound possible through system preferences. It works. It's easy to use. 5 stars!
I can't think of a thing.
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