DarkAdapted is an application program. It controls the amount of red, green, and blue in your screen gamma so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer. Gamma fades can be scheduled, AppleScripts may be scheduled, and system-wide hotkeys can be set up to execute AppleScripts and gamma fades.
DarkAdapted is being used by astronomers, planetarium operators, graphics professionals, medical professionals, airline pilots, air traffic controllers, and others worldwide to provide flexible, dynamic control over their monitor's screen color response. People with monitors that appear too bright (such as owners of certain iMac models), also find DarkAdapted to be valuable. Users may define an unlimited number of gamma presets, and invoke them via global hotkeys, by menu selection, or by typing the first few letters of a preset’s name.
New in DarkAdapted 2.3.5:
Pro Feature: Added Load Shared Preferences... and Save
Shared Preferences... menu entries to Special menu. This
allows you to share settings between multiple users on a single
computer. When loading shared preferences, all settings are immediately
updated. Non-administrative users may now also write to the shared
preference file. This replaces the shared preference control in the
Pro Feature: Changing visibility of Dock icon now also works on
About window now displays name/organization and
serial number. For copies registered before Build 218, the name will
appear as “DarkAdapted Pro User.”
Chime and AppleScript Scheduling window: Selecting
an event now displays the next event execution time below and to the
right of the Events listing. Hold down a modifier key while
clicking an event to display the next execution time with dates.
Updated documentation with section explaining how to use DarkAdapted
with display calibration software.
Build framework has been completely rewritten.
Minor tweaks for Mac OS 10.5.7.
New version of compiler used.
Changed layout of Registration Window. Paste Serial Number button
now operates much more rapidly when large amounts of text have been
Standard permissions on installed and created files are now
read/write/execute for owner and group, and read/execute for other
Internet Update Improvements:
Improvements made to performance and reliability of Internet Update
Internet Update now yields time back to time display updates (and
the rest of DarkAdapted) as it checks for updates.
Internet Update now downloads updates to the user's Downloads
folder, unless that folder cannot be found, in which case it reverts to
downloading to the desktop.
Internet Update continues to preserve existing download files with
the same name, but now automatically renames duplicate files, instead of
presenting a Save As dialog.
Internet Update may now be forced to check in asynchronous mode by
holding down the [control] and [shift] keys when beginning an update
Internet Update should now automatically complete installation,
instead of sometimes stopping after the downloaded disk image mounts.
Note that this will only occur when performing an in-application upgrade
using version 2.3.5b1 or later.
Mac OS X Installer Improvements:
Changed installer methodology. Instead of creating a new DarkAdapted
Folder and renaming the old folder, the installer now leaves the
DarkAdapted folder in place. Only new or changed files are copied, and
existing duplicate files are placed in a "Moved by Installer" folder
inside the DarkAdapted Folder. If an existing DarkAdapted application is
found, it is placed in a compressed (.zip) archive in the "Moved by
Installer" folder, so that the correct copy of DarkAdapted always opens.
Installer now works in non-administrator accounts. If you encounter
problems installing, try holding down the [option] and [shift] keys when
you click the "Install" button, and please report the issue, along with
any error messages you receive.
Installer now performs its last action ("Finishing Installation...")
much more rapidly.
Installer no longer resets modification dates of installed files to
the release date of the application.
Installer now can install to a non-default location, and will
upgrade from within the application to the same non-default location.
Note that the in-application updating will work when updating 2.3.5b1 or
later; for earlier versions, a dialog will appear asking you to specify
the install location.
Installer now lets you define the actual folder where DarkAdapted
and its files will be installed. Previously, you could select the parent
folder, but the custom install location’s folder would always be named
Installer performs additional error checking and retries failed
operations before reporting an error.
Installer now logs more of its progress to the Console.
Fixed bug where fixed-size windows could open at an incorrect size
when opened by a different version of DarkAdapted.
Fixed issue where some scroll wheel drivers could affect non-front
Fixed bug in sunrise and sunset calculation where longitude could be
reset to 90 degrees if a longitude greater than 90 degrees was used.
Chime and AppleScript Scheduling Window: Sorting events by “Time”
now correctly sorts numerically instead of alphabetically, and also
takes into account the time of sunrise and sunset events.
Fixed display of Gamma Toggle Keys on Windows Vista.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Free Version: 2.3.5 Size: 4.02MB Works on: Windows, Mac