CinemaDrape

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CinemaDrape

#1 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:16 am

Focus on your task by blanking or dimming other screen areas.
http://www.aurelify.com/cinemadrape/

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Dl portable version @ http://www.aurelify.com/cinemadrape/download/

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Re: CinemaDrape

#2 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:24 pm

I got confused between this and the other desktop covering thing you posted about (ColorVeil).  Evidently it's by the same group/person.  Anyway, I can see using this in presentations as a much better way to get folks to focus on what's important. 

Quick notes:
  • You can create more than one desktop window.  This is great for presentations because you can gradually add in more and more items until the whole screen is un-draped (the boxes overlap)
  • Lots of opacity options for a sort of pre and post-dimmed view, with available colors.
  • Quick on/off (essentially pause the program) (CTRL+F11)
  • Clear out all drawn boxes and start with a clean slate (ctrl+delete)
  • Writes settings to the application folder in "cinemadrape.cinemadrape"

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== Boxes ==
  • This is the big one: you cannot make the drape boxes flush with the side of the screen.  In other words, if you draw a box that includes your task bar, part of the taskbar will be cut off.
  • Overlapping windows have black boxes around them.  I recommend against a visible border unless the mouse is hovering over it.
  • Borders around images are a little bit thick.  I know some people would prefer this so manybe an option on this point?
  • Ability to delete the last-created window (sort of an "Undo" function ... maybe ctrl+shift+del)

== Other ==
  • Somehow enable an ability to click on things outside the boxes (e.g. even if you've got the other window dimmed, you might want to type out a quick note or uncheck a box ... so while you want your focus in one place, you still want access to the other parts of your desktop)
  • Customizable hotkeys (e.g. switch from "shift" to "shift+a")
  • Doesn't extend to new monitors.  Have to restart the program.
  • Some explanation of what "area under cursor" (shift+middle click) does.

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Re: CinemaDrape

#3 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:14 pm

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Re: CinemaDrape

#4 Post by webfork » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:15 pm

I am Baas wrote:Win Viewer
Very interesting ... I'll check that out. Thanks.

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Re: CinemaDrape

#5 Post by webfork » Fri May 06, 2016 1:12 pm

A possible alternative to CinemaDrape (mentioned way back when):

Zorro - http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/index.html#zorro

Lists a portable version but hasn't been updated since '08 so may not work on later machines (Win7 isn't listed on the home page).

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Re: CinemaDrape

#6 Post by shnbwmn » Sun May 08, 2016 10:10 am

webfork wrote:A possible alternative to CinemaDrape (mentioned way back when):

Zorro - http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/index.html#zorro

Lists a portable version but hasn't been updated since '08 so may not work on later machines (Win7 isn't listed on the home page).
Just ran Zorro on Win10 x64 and it works perfectly. So it should work for previous Win versions too.

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Re: CinemaDrape

#7 Post by webfork » Fri May 13, 2016 2:26 pm

shnbwmn wrote:Just ran Zorro on Win10 x64 and it works perfectly. So it should work for previous Win versions too.
Good news, thanks.

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Re: CinemaDrape

#8 Post by webfork » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:08 am

New version of CinemaDrape is out. Can't find a changelog. https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-E ... able.shtml

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