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Shade Control

By Tapfuze

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Shade Control places a dark transparent shade over your display to provide a wider range of brightness settings. Don't suffer from eye strain any longer. Shade Control is your new best friend.

Simply tap it's icon on the top menubar to adjust the brightness controls. For quick transitions, tap the icon in the dock and use the left and right arrow keys to adjust the brightness.

Whether you are in a pitch dark room, or just dealing with a headache. Shade control can provide the perfect brightness setting for your needs.

* Not functional with full screen apps in Lion.

What's New in Version 1.1

What's New in this Version:

• Even greater range of brightness control

• Menubar Icon lights up when On and is monochrome when Off

• Slider now presents brightness change in real time

• Minor Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews

It's simple and it works.

A nice and purposeful little app. It has one very simple function, to dim the screen...and it works. I have had no problems
and helps in cutting down the glare from your screen when you need it.



would be fine but highly annoying that you cannot undock it from your dock and just leave it in menu soon as developers address this, ill rerate to the stars it deserves.

EDIT: Just downloaded the Midnight app which is free of charge and doesn't sit in your dock; just sits in the menu bar. Developers: You had your chances to produce an update! 5 months of opportunity gone.

Shade Control
View in Mac App Store
  • £0.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 0.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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