Got a Mac with multiple displays? Or, a MacBook with a connected external display? Then you’ve got the same problem as the rest of us and I’ve got the solution and it’s free.
Dim One Or The Other
Here’s the problem that most of us with multiple displays have– watching a video full screen. The other screen connected to the Mac stays on.
Wouldn’t it be good if Apple had a little utility that would dim one screen while you watched a full screen video on the other screen?
Sure. And Apple should make the utility free.
Apparently Apple is too busy counting quarterly profits to care about simple problems Mac users have.
And that brings me to Dim. It’s a free Mac utility that only works when you have multiple displays or an extra display connected to your Mac.
The name Dim is a descriptive title. The utility dims the second display when you start playing a video full screen on the other display.
Dim isn’t devoid of useful features, either. Set the display you want to dim from the drop down menu. Click to Start Dim at Login. Click to have Dim automatically go to work to dim the other display when you play a video in full screen mode.
There’s also a hand keyboard shortcut to invoke Dim when you need it. And, well, that’s it. Dim is exactly what Apple should build in to OS X in the first place, but, as noted, Apple is busy remaining profitable.