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Watch demo video to see window fading animation in action

Watch demo video to see window fading animation in action HazeOver looks great with dark mode for menubar and Dock Change effect intensity by scrolling over menu bar icon General HazeOver settings: dimming intensity and automatic launch at login Advanced HazeOver settings: keyboard shortcut and animation duration

How to Increase Productivity on Mac with HazeOver?

  • Help yourself focus on one thing at a time. Automagically.
  • Forget about having to minimize, close or hide windows to keep your Desktop sane.
  • 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 used.
  • 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.

Ready to improve your workflow and comfort with HazeOver?

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Mac App Store

Latest Release: HazeOver 1.8.5

  • Improved compatibility with macOS Catalina.
  • Keyboard shortcuts to adjust dimming intensity.
Mac App Store Story

In this story Apple suggests HazeOver for “a professional look when making screen captures and recordings”.

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Hosting Advice

HazeOver story: How the distraction-dimming app was developed to reduce visual noise and promote productivity – based on an interview with the developer.

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Mac App Store

HazeOver 1.8.4 Update

  • Fixed: double-clicking menu bar icon to toggle dimming did not always work.
  • “Disable when using …” option can now be used for apps without Dock icon.
  • Improved automatic Desktop revealing and support for Path Finder’s Desktop.
  • Fixed wrong dimming for: dragging a window between screens; switching between windows of the same app on different screens.
Action Shortcuts for Scripts

New App: ActionShortcuts

Run commands and scripts using keyboard shortcuts or from the menu bar. You could set up AppleScript or Automator actions to toggle Dark Mode, hide the Dock and the menu bar or control HazeOver.

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macOS Mojave

HazeOver 1.8: Power Up the Dark Mode

Websites and many apps stay too bright even in the new macOS Dark Mode. Don’t let them disrupt your flow. HazeOver will dim all the bright spots in the background.

  • Added support for macOS Mojave and Dark Mode appearance.
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カスタマーレビュー: Rated 4.9/5 Stars

Based on 1273 recent ratings and reviews from Mac App Store worldwide




アクティブなアプリ以外を暗くできるので、DTPやワードでの作業時にありがちな、「参照資料のWebページやPDFのウィンドウと作業画面がごっちゃになる」などの効率効率を下げるような誤操作を減らすことができると思います。また、作業画面にフォーカスがあたるので、集中力UPにも効果があると思います。似たようなアプリにspirited awayという、アクティブウィンドウ以外を隠すというアプリがあり、使用していましたが、参照資料などは隠れてしまうなど、困る場合もあったので、かなり重宝しています。使い分けてもいいかもしれませんね。

なかなか気に入っている。 文章作成時、メインの執筆ウィンドウとその両脇にメモや参考書類を配置し作業しているが、 これがないとディスプレイの光輝調節しても目が疲れる。

A permanent addition to my desktop

This program has redefined what I view as “comfortable” on my desktop, and it has become a permanent resident on my status bar. I rarely disable it, but love the fact that I can quickly and easily do so using the taskbar icon. It does exactly what it says. Five stars.
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