myPoint

The Shade

The Shade allows you to adjust the brightness of your monitors - it can dim screens up to 100%.
myPoint doesn't fiddle with the monitor's settings - it places translucent layers and dims the view of the desktop and running applications.

Common shade & Per screen shade

The shade strategy relies on two tactics:
  • Common shade - applied to all monitors simultaneously with same color and level.
  • Per screen shade - different color and level settings for each monitor.

Show and hide the shade

The shade can be shown or hidden. Just select or unselect the "Shade" checkbox.

Customizing the shade

Open myPoint panel and select the Shade view.
Shade (a checkbox)
Select it to activate the shade. This option doubles the "Shade" checkbox in myPoint menu.
Shade assistant (a checkbox)
Select it to activate the assistant. This option doubles the "Shade assistant" checkbox in myPoint menu.
Shade assistant (a button)
Pressing this button will open the assistant's panel.
Dim others (a button)
Pressing this button will open the "Dim others" preferences panel.
Restore defaults (a button)
Pressing this button will reset the shade settings to default values.
Common shade - for all monitors
A common shade for all monitors. It will be combined with Per screen shade.
Level
The value of the shade's density (aka opacity) in percent - from 0% to 100%. Default value is 33%.
Color
The color of the shade. Default is black color.
Per screen shade
Per screen shade is supporting up to eight monitors. It will be append to the Common shade.
In this group box the information is arranged by rows. Each row represents one of monitors connected to the Mac.
Mirroring monitors will not appear here.
Shade Level (a slider)
The value of the shade's density (aka opacity) in percent - from 0% to 100%. Default value is 0%.
Shade Color (color well)
The color of the shade. Default is black color.
A checkbox with monitor name
Applies per screen shade for specified monitor. Default value is Selected.
Heavy Shade Limiter
The Limiter is described in details in the Heavy Shade article.
Eye Care
Fade duration (a slider)
If the "shade off" (aka fade out) is irritating your vision, please increase this value. Default value is 0.25 sec.
Hotkeys
Toggle Shade
Hotkey combination to start monitor shading. Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ S.
This hotkey cannot be disabled - it's about safety.
Increase by 10%
Hotkey combination to increase shade level by 10%. Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ Up Arrow.
Increase by 1%
Hotkey combination to increase shade level by 1%. Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ Right Arrow.
Decrease by 1%
Hotkey combination to decrease shade level by 1%. Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ Left Arrow.
Decrease by 10%
Hotkey combination to decrease shade level by 10%. Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ Down Arrow.
Toggle target
Hotkey combination to switch between Common and Per screen shade. Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ T.
About Shade Targets
Please note there are two shade targets:
1. Common shade - all screens at once.
2. Mouse screen - the one under the mouse pointer.
The selected target is preserved - it's not reset at the shade launch.
The shade level hotkeys (the four above) are working on the current target.
To target new mouse screen please move the mouse pointer on it.
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