This program darkens the screen except for the active window with options accessible through a convenient tray icon.
Other options are supported as well, including:
- active window-change fading control
- custom darkening color (instead of default black)
- background image choice (faded image over background windows. weird, but ok.)
WindowDarken.zip 13.21K 331 downloads (source)
I have no clue if there are other programs that do something similar, nor did I really check. I didn't really check the forum thoroughly either to see if something like this already existed, sorry.
This was written initially for Windows XP, so I'm sorry if I wasted your time if something like this exists in your Windows Vista or 7.
Forces the active Window as Topmost and a solid "darken" window on top of the normal windosw.
Has complications concerning topmost state changes of both windows and other topmost windows.
Doesn't seem to get along with some windows (namely GIMP's editor window).
Some exclusions are coded in, but there may need to be an option added later to allow custom exclusions.
WinXP SP3 tested
You may now critique my horrible code. *fires starting pistol*
Edit 5-5-2013: Images were not visible
Edited by crashdemons, 06 May 2013 - 12:56 AM.