About Simple Screen Shade

When the app is running, no icon is shown in the Dock.
The only visible part is a small icon in menu bar extras - so called Menu icon:

The menu

Click on menu icon to open the menu - this is a drop-down menu shown just below the menu icon.
All the basic control is through this menu:

About panel

Click on "About Simple Screen Shade" row in the menu to open the About panel - it contains information about the current version of the app.
There are important links at the bottom of the panel too.

Exiting the app

Open the menu and click on "Quit Simple Screen Shade" row to terminate the application.

Customizing the app

Open the preferences panel and select the General view.
Automatically start Simple Screen Shade when I login
Select this option to append this app in Login Items list.
Do not ask
Select this option to skip the alert box about auto-start at login.
Menu in menu bar extras
Show app icon in menu bar extras
Deselect this option to remove the menu icon from menu bar extras.
Safety note:
In case the icon is hidden, please relaunch Simple Screen Shade (while it is already running in the background) in order to open the preferences panel.
Checkboxes about menu items
Toggle visibility of related menu items.
Click on this button to terminate the application.

Working with the Hotkey editor

The editor operates in two modes - Edit and View - and two states - Normal and Hint. The Normal state is by default. The Hint state occurs when the mouse hovers over the editor or in other circumstances.
View mode
Depending on the state the Editor displays current hotkey combination (in normal state) or the suggestion to change the hotkey (in Hint state).
Hint state: when the mouse hovers over the editor.
Enter Edit mode: click inside editor, or press Space while editor is focused.
Edit mode
Normal state: the editor shows key symbols if at least one of the following modifier keys is pressed: Shift, Control, Option, Command.
Hint state: if no modifier key is pressed, or if the mouse hovers over the star button in the right side of the editor.
Exit Edit mode: entering an acceptable hotkey combination or pressing ESC key.
Acceptable hotkeys:
  • A regular key combined with one or more modifier keys;
  • F-key (F1 to F19) with or without modifier keys;
  • Note: if only a regular button is pressed nothing happens.
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