One of the things that we like to do here in Jaxov is to find interesting little software that provide interesting functionalities like the previously featured GifCam. Today, we have a featured program that will help you focus at the task at hand or just simply make it easier for your eyes when using your computer.
When you are working on some important task in your computer, it is best to avoid distractions to maximize productivity. However, there are times that you just can't seem to help it, thanks to the other program windows that are also open. So today, we have a tiny program that will help you focus only at the foreground window by dimming everything else on your desktop.
Le Dimmer is an interesting little program that was created for a single purpose only, to automatically dim everything on your desktop except for the foreground window and the task bar. The produced effect will not only help you focus on the window you're working with but it is also easier on the eyes, especially at night. With everything else dimmed, this considerably reduces your tendency to get distracted by other windows in the background. You can also use this for watching movies without going full screen as you can dim everything besides your media player.
Once you have launched the program, Le Dimmer will work automatically and will appear in your system tray. The program does offer some control by offering various options be inputting a command line switch. For example, you can configure just how dim everything gets by setting the dim factor between 0 to 255, the higher the number the darker it gets. For all the options offered by Le Dimmer, I suggest that you check the program's ReadMe file. If you don't want the effect anymore, you can just right-click the program's icon in the system tray and select Quit or you may use the Ctrl+Shift+Q hotkey.
As mentioned, Le Dimmer is a really tiny program which weighs about 168KB only. On top of that, there is no installation required as it is a portable tool. You just need to download the program in a zipped file (download link provided below this post) and unzip the contents. Just run LeDimmer.exe and you're good to go, no need to tinker with complex menus and whatnot. Le Dimmer works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback