1. Basics

Simple Screen Shade is designed as an on-screen tool working while other applications are active. Because of this, there are some specifics in the application's User Interface.
Missing UI elements:
  • The app icon in the Dock.
    This icon duplicates the icon in the menu extras (aka menu bar extras or status bar). However, if there isn't free screen space for an icon inside the menu extras, there's no free space for a dock icon too. Finally, the icon in the menu extras is preferred because of its smaller size.
  • The application menu in the menu bar.
    This menu relates to the active application. However, the app is especially designed to work while other apps are active. Because of this, the icon inside menu extras is preferred.
Available UI elements:
  • Application icon in Applications folder.
    By default, Simple Screen Shade will be installed inside the Applications folder. Open the Applications and find out the application icon.
  • Application icon in Launchpad.
    The same icon can be found in Launchpad too. Open the Launchpad and type "Shade" in the search field.
  • Menu icon in the menu bar extras.
    This icon differs from the application icon (found in Applications folder and Launchpad). It's small and simplified. Click on it to open the menu.
  • Menu in the menu bar extras.
    It's a drop-down menu revealed after a click on the menu icon. This menu replaces the common application menu in the menu bar.
  • Preferences panel.
    This panel is a common application panel with some views. All views are organized in a tab control - there are about box, general settings, and shade center.

2. Launch Simple Screen Shade

The app can be found in the Applications:
Or in the Launchpad:

3. Accessing Simple Screen Shade

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

4. Getting help

When you need help, please open the menu, click on the Help item and navigate on the topic:

5. Exiting Simple Screen Shade

Open the menu and click on the "Quit Simple Screen Shade" item:
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