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Hi! Right now I am using my Macbook on my lap in bed. I would like to do some reading, but the screen is too bright (dark room) even at the lowest setting. Does anyone know of a program that simply puts a tinted overlay on the screen of my choice?
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Have you tried any calibration tools yet?
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Have you tried any calibration tools yet?
I tried using the calibration panel in system preferences, but it not really do what I want. I don't want to change the the gamma point really, I just want a sunglasses for my screen
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a lamp by your bed might help balance things out It won't seem so bright if there's more surrounding light.

I'm not aware of any apps like that, but it may be worth doing a quick search at the trusty versiontracker.com and macupdate.com sites.
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a lamp by your bed might help balance things out It won't seem so bright if there's more surrounding light.

I'm not aware of any apps like that, but it may be worth doing a quick search at the trusty versiontracker.com and macupdate.com sites.
Thanks for the tip, I found something that works for me now I think -- Afloat, which lets me adjust a window's transparency. I almost bought InvisRay, until I found a comment somewhere pointing out that Afloat was free.

The document I was reading was a PDF, so turning on slideshow, then turning up the transparency of Preview does the trick!
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aha, clever! Glad you got it sorted out
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I just found a better solution to my problem, its called shades: http://www.charcoaldesign.co.uk/shades
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Thank you for sharing.
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