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HazeOver Reviews

Focus on one app by dimming all the background windows

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about HazeOver and what they use it for.
  • Dynamic wallpapers keep going back to dark mode
    The culprit was the Hazeover app I had running in the background. Now, my selected wallpapers appear as normal. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Is there a Lunar alternative that actually works?
    These one called Haze over that will dim (I think almost completely) the display you aren’t using. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is there a software that makes screen black behind the one opened window?
    Im not sure what computer you're on but I have a mac and this application called "HazeOver" does exactly what you are asking for. It's actually so good and you can completely control how much the background blacks out (so you can make or more or less opaque). - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is there a script to create an color overlay on the wallpaper?
    Not Applescript, but Window Focus or HazeOver will do what you want. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • What are your favorite hidden gem Mac apps?
    HazeOver ($4.99): helps you focus on a single window. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Anyone know the name of this focus-based app
    I do this manually with HazeOver ( but I'll check out Hocus Focus. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • I made a new tweak to Almighty to highlight active app window
    What are the differences between it and HazeOver. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Ultra-wide Monitor Bugs
    I also use have an extra app that dims/blacks out the background here: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • App that highlights what Window is in focus?
    HazeOver has such a feature, though it operates by dimming inactive windows. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Background windows dimming on Mac OS Big Sur (11.6) and I don't know why!
    Hey everyone - I am on a MacBook Pro 2019 with the latest version of Big Sur (11.6). I have an issue where the apps in the background of my screen dim behind my main window (see above). There are apps on the App Store that do this, such as hazeover. But I have never installed anything like it and I don't see anything installed. I have tried restarting, making sure latest software is installed, different monitors,... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • [Question] Your favorite apps?
    There's also Hazeover, a productivity/focus app, that let's you dim anything on your screen aside from the window in focus. Although I rarely use it, it sure is a nice and useful software, worth a mention imo. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • How do you separate your work environment from your personal stuff on your MacBook without them interfering ?
    You mentioned you would like to have separate files for each desktop, which unfortunately cannot happen. But, there are ways to hide the desktop. One is with a Terminal command that basically kills the instance of Finder on your desktop (until you turn it back on), and one is an app that you can use known as Hazeover that basically dims out your desktop and other windows a selectable amount. I use the former... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • rose gold windows 10
    No mods except for Hazeover which I’ve been using for over 6 years for window management. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of HazeOver

What productivity tools are most useful
If you are multi-tasker and have the habit of toggling between multiple windows to get thingsdone. Thank heavens, HazeOver removes all the distractions by automatically highlighting thewindow that you are currently working on and it fades out other windows (from soft dimmingto intense black) until you finish the most important task at hand. This app is for Mac usersonly. For Android and Windows users, if you come...

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