đŸ–„ Powerful Desktop Dimmer App Update for Windows 10

The desktop dimmer app Turn Off the Lights for Desktop (for Windows 10) get a new update to have a more comfortable experience in a beautiful user interface, thanks to the Fluent Design System. For example, the Preference window is now updated with the new Acryl Material design. That gives you an accent of the context behind the window.

Desktop dimmer app for Windows 10

Desktop Dimmer App

Turn Off the Lights for Desktop is the desktop dimmer app to dims your whole screen and with an option to highlight that selected app on the top of the dark layer. So, you can keep concentrating on that important app (without any distractions around your desktop).

For example, you can focus the video player app from Windows (or other apps such as iTunes, VLC Media Player, Aurora Player, etc.).

Responsive Layout

The preference window is now sizable for each screen. Responsive on the size you make with the preference window. And with the right navigation bar, you can find fast and clearly the option you want.

What is also great is that it works with your light and dark theme in the Windows color theme.

Schedule screen dimmer for Windows 10

Darker Right Click Menu

When you installed the app you see a white lamp icon left of your Windows clock. And with a single right click, you can customize the dark layer. Now, this context menu is a darker menu that is more comfortable for to click on a color or change the opacity of this dark layer.

Cloud Storage

Turn Off the Lights for Desktop use now the Roaming storage data. So with this new storage, it can sync the app data and settings to your Microsoft account. And whenever you log in to your new device, everything will be restored to your previous set settings.

You can download this remarkable Turn Off the Lights for Desktop app from the Microsoft Store. The desktop dimmer app update is available for Windows 10 build 1803 and higher. And for users who already got this powerful app on his Windows 10 desktop computer, it is a free update.

🚀 The year 2017 at a glance

The Year 2017 Turn Off the Lights

The year 2017 was amazing and a busy year. It was like a rocket when the time goes that quickly. You saw a lot of exciting updates and new features. And we will not sit still for the year 2018. Here a short overview from Turn Off the Lights work in 2017.

Update and features in Year 2017


In January we updated the Turn Off the Lights for Desktop Mac app with for the support of the Touch Bar for the latest MacBook Pro hardware.
In February we launched the screen dimmer app for Windows 10. That is available in the Microsoft Store.


For the Google Chrome and Firefox web browser you have the option to install a Dark browser theme that is coherent with the dark layer.
Turn Off the Lights Browser extension have also some improvements, such as take a screenshot of your playing YouTube video. That capture the best moment you love in that YouTube video. And you can edit live the screenshot to your own personal style. There is an option to control the HTML5 video playback, this to speed up any video on the web.
In July we published our first Google Assistant app, that is always here if you have any questions about Turn Off the Lights Software. Or if you want to hear a tip of the day.
The Turn Off the Lights Firefox extension have also new and unique update that can really dark everything in your web browser, with one single click. That in your website content, tabs and menu bar. And in September is the Turn Off the Lights Safari extension available in the App Store.
In October we launched our new WebVR virtual reality technology experiment. And at least our team is selected as one of the European technology leader and innovator of the web. The Turn Off the Lights Browser extension won the Bronze Award and also the People Award at the The Lovie Awards 2017, that happened in London!

We want to thank the Turn Off the Lights communities and translators for their work, and we look forward to what we will accomplish together in 2018!
And for all our users, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New Brightness Control and Color Palette Notification Widget

Do you got tired or dazzled eyes when you work late at night on your computer. And you are struggling to find a way to get your screen more darker or find out you can not decrease the brightness of your screen. You can use the Turn Off the Lights for Desktop (available for macOS and Windows). With this desktop application you can dim everything on your desktop screen with a single click on the lamp button.

Color Palette Widget

Color palette from the macos notification sidebar

Now the experience gets even better, you as user can install the new Brightness Control, and Color Palette notification widget (only available in macOS). With a swipe from right to left, you open your macOS Notification Center, and on a click on one of the colors you change it live the dark transparent layer. From the widget can change this dark layer color, and his opacity value.

If you want to customize more elements than you can open the Turn Off the Lights Preference window by clicking on the white button “Preferences…”, that is visible below the color palette.

Brightness Control Widget

You can also keep it simple and to show only the opacity slider in your macOS Notification Center.

Brightness control from the macos notification sidebar

In this brightness control widget you can increase and decrease the opacity of your transparent dark layer. If you move the thumb to left of the slider, you decrease dark color that is added on top of your computer screen. When you move the thumb more the right side, you increase the value and makes the screen darker. To learn more about how to add this widget in your Notification Center sees this help center page from the Apple website.

Have you not tried out the Turn Off the Lights for Desktop app? Try it today the Turn Off the Lights for Desktop Mac App that is available in the Mac App store. And for Windows users in the Microsoft Store.