Too many windows to manage? Big display? Or getting lost in multiple monitors? HazeOver is for you! ▶ TRIAL version:

Get rid of distractions and focus on your current task. HazeOver automatically highlights the front app window by dimming all background windows.

• Spend less time managing windows. Window clutter will no longer bother you.
• Got a big screen? Then going full screen is not an option for you. HazeOver to the rescue!
• Multiple displays? HazeOver will let you know which screen is focused or highlight a window on each monitor.
• Working at night? Reduce brightness of macOS interface without sacrificing legibility or color accuracy of the front window.
• Power up the Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and reduce background contrast.

Heavy multi-tasking kills your concentration. All that tweets, emails, chat messages and lolcats staring back at you from the background. They strive for your attention. And you only have that much of it.

Don’t let yourself drown in scores of open windows. Hiding, switching, looking for the right one, more hiding, more switching. Calm down, breathe in, breathe out, launch HazeOver and finally concentrate on what’s you’ve been up to.

HazeOver automatically highlights an active window or app when you switch windows. The less important things gently fade away in the background, helping increase your productivity.

Set the hazing intensity and speed to your liking. Be it a soft dimming, an undemanding hint to focus on your workflow. Or a powerful dark background for outright dedication to your current task.

• Desktop is automatically revealed when focused (requires Accessibility)
• Toggle the shade with a keyboard shortcut or adjust intensity with a gesture.
• Dragging stuff between apps? Tap “fn” key and HazeOver will gracefully fade out.

Does HazeOver really help? Check on LifeHacker, CNET, MacWorld, Engadget and Product Hunt.

What's New

Version 1.8.1

• Support for macOS Mojave and Dark Mode appearance.
• Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings
77 Ratings

Macht was es soll und ein Vorschlag


Hatte es ursprünglich gesucht um meinen zweiten Bildschirm abzudunkeln während ich einen Film schaue. Dafür hat es meines erachtens sehr gut gereicht und funktioniert auch zuverlässig, natürlich auch leicht in der Anwendung.

Mich würde es noch sehr freuen wenn die Entwickler noch eine Option hinzufügen würden mit dem man den Hintergrund auch leicht verschwimmen lassen kann (wie gesagt Option, sollte, am besten auch per AppleScript, an und abwählbar sein).

Die großartigste minimalistische App!


Nicht nur die Funktion an sich - das Abdunkeln der gerade nicht aktiven Fenster - ist großartig, sondern vor allem, dass die App so praktisch in der Menüleiste sitzt und mit einer einfachen Scrollgeste ihre Wirkung entfaltet. Klein aber fein! Ich gebe sie nicht mehr her!

sehr nützlich!


Sehr nützliche App, die alles sehr gut abdunkelt um den Fokus besonders bei grossen Monitoren auf aktivem Programm zu belassen. sehr zufrieden -weiter so!


Maxim Ananov
5.6 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2007-2018 Maxim Ananov
2,29 €


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