CinemaDrape Minimize distractions and focus on your task by blacking out other screen areas.

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Introduction

CinemaDrape helps you focus on your current task on screen, by instantly blanking or dimming the other less important areas in a web page or in the background windows. CinemaDrape works anywhere and can help you write an important document, watch an online video, compose an email, or play a browser game.

Use CinemaDrape to stop getting distracted by all those side elements, ads, or social network and instant messaging notifications. With CinemaDrape you no longer have to manually clean up your working screen area, close windows, or watch lower resolution videos in full screen mode just to get rid of the disturbing elements.

CinemaDrape is very easy to use: adding a new transparent focus area is like drawing a rectangle. You can add as many focus areas as you need. And you can easily move or resize the focus areas using the mouse or arrow keys, save them for future reuse, pause or resume the drape, or change its color and opacity.

The Menu

Click the right mouse button, long tap, or press Escape to open the main CinemaDrape menu.

Drape Menu Items

Hide (Pause)

Use this menu item to pause CinemaDrape. When CinemaDrape is paused, the drape is hidden, and your entire screen is revealed as usual. To restore CinemaDrape, click the CinemaDrape icon from the Windows taskbar notification area.

Background Color

Use this menu item and its sub-items to change the drape color. You can select a color from a Color Picker dialog box, enter its name or code, or try a random color.

Opacity

Use this menu item to change the opacity of the drape.

Reset to Black

Use this menu item to reset the drape color to Black, and its opacity to 100% (fully opaque).

Focus Areas Menu Items

Area Under Cursor

Use this menu item to try to automatically detect the area under the mouse cursor. This is an experimental feature. For example, you can use this feature to automatically detect a YouTube video area in Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Window Under Cursor

Use this menu item to try to automatically detect the window under the mouse cursor. This is an experimental feature. For example, you can use this feature to automatically detect an entire, non-maximized browser window.

New Random Area

Use this menu item to create a new, random focus area.

Delete All

Use this menu item to delete all focus areas. (To delete a single focus area, press the Delete key while its border is visible.)

Extras Menu Items

Load Layout

Use this menu item to load the focus areas, the drape color and opacity and other settings from a previously saved CinemaDrape layout file.

Save Layout

Use this menu item to save the location and size of all focus areas, the drape color and opacity and other settings to a CinemaDrape layout file. This option allows you to save separate CinemaDrape layouts for each of your activities that require a distraction free environment.

Settings

Use this menu item to open the Settings dialog box and change the keyboard shortcut for pausing and resuming CinemaDrape, and other various app settings.

About

Use the sub-items of this menu item to open the Online Help, find out the current version of the app, and visit the app pages on the Internet.

Exit

Use this menu item to close CinemaDrape. The focus areas, the drape color and opacity, and other settings will be automatically restored the next time you run CinemaDrape.