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Author Topic: DONE: Dim rest of desktop/windows, except for focused window  (Read 69407 times)
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« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2008, 02:46:57 PM »

I'm having trouble getting this to work properly with 2 monitors. The main is 1400x1050 (Dell D610 with Intel integrated video), and the secondary monitor is 1280x1024.  The main monitor works great, but nothing dims on the other one. Windows that are partially in both windows dim on the main monitor. TransOther works great on both monitors. My INI setting look like this:
[Settings]
backcolor=000000
image=
x=
y=
width=
height=
stretchwidth=1
stretchheight=1
keepaspect=1
transparency=175
jump=1
showdesktop=0
showontop=0
multimon=1

Even working like this, this is a great app. Thanks!

Yes, indeed, this is a great app.  But like you've stated, I am not able to get it to function on two Monitors.  Only the Primary Dims.

Is there plans on fixing this?  Or has it been resovled already?

Thanks smiley
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« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2009, 04:32:32 AM »

hi there,

just a mention about Ghoster's sister app - Zorro...

Description:
Zorro is a utility to completely blank the screen except for a rectangular area selected by the user.
This is especially useful for watching videos on your computer without being distracted by other programs.

Freeware. For Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003 Server.


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Thanks buddy g8 app you told man .Really fits for my work deeply grateful to you Lanux.
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« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2009, 07:43:13 AM »

ghoster mentioned on lifehacker today: http://lifehacker.com/513...-to-minimize-distractions
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« Reply #78 on: May 06, 2009, 07:48:54 PM »

Hi!

I really love Ghoster, thanks for this great app.

I'm wondering if it would be possible to limit the dimming the a certain part of the screen.
This would be very useful cause I'm using Rainmeter to show a bar with system informations on the top of the screen. This bar is always visible, thanks to CoralDesktop, which is a cool app, too. It would be great, if that top part of the screen could be excepted from dimming, maybe by specifying an y-offset?

Unfortunately I have no clue how to edit the autohotkey file, but I'm sure it's no problem for the guru's here.

Thank you all!
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« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2009, 10:02:07 PM »

Hi!

I really love Ghoster, thanks for this great app.

I'm wondering if it would be possible to limit the dimming the a certain part of the screen.
This would be very useful cause I'm using Rainmeter to show a bar with system informations on the top of the screen. This bar is always visible, thanks to CoralDesktop, which is a cool app, too. It would be great, if that top part of the screen could be excepted from dimming, maybe by specifying an y-offset?

Unfortunately I have no clue how to edit the autohotkey file, but I'm sure it's no problem for the guru's here.

Thank you all!

Did you know that Rainmeter can accomplish the always visible area by itself? Add DesktopWorkArea= to the [Rainmeter] section of rainmeter.ini , then use four comma separated values to set it. Left,Top,number of pixels to maximize to right,number of pixels to maximize toward bottom.
I think you can get by with just setting the second number (Top) but I haven't tried it.

EDIT: Changed directions, relative feature not implemented yet.
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« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2009, 05:37:37 PM »

Big program. Thks.
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« Reply #81 on: March 16, 2010, 04:02:00 PM »

Hmmmm... looks like GHoster doesn't work OK with FileBoxExtender (FBX is an application that adds recent folders/favorite folders/always on top/roll-up buttons to any window, plus several other features).

I notice that with Ghoster, when I select any window the AOT pin button is pressed. So this may mean that Ghoster makes that window Always on Top (AOT). Problem is that with FBX enabled, I can't simply click away from that Window, because it remains AOT.

I was actually getting the same effect as GHoster with DimScreen, as long as the window was AOT or it was a context window.

A nice app anyhow.

Mickets
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« Reply #82 on: June 29, 2011, 09:01:52 AM »

Sorry for the SUPER necro, but I had problems getting it to run on a multimonitor setup too.

The code for multimon *was* on the AHK, but wasn't being used...

I've attached the fixed ahk and exe files.

* ghoster.ahk (7.75 KB - downloaded 138 times.)
* Ghoster.exe (777.48 KB - downloaded 170 times.)
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« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2013, 12:31:02 AM »

[long time lurker, recent revisit-er, new post-er]

The last post was a long time ago, but just in case anyone is stumbling onto this very, very excellent little utility, I can confirm that it also works on Windows 8 (the regular desktop mode, not in Metro-ness).

Well done, Skrommel.

This will make me refill my coffers so I can start living up to this site's moniker and drop some donations on some very talented and creative coders.
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« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2013, 05:42:01 PM »

Thanks for the kind words, yehaskel, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.
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