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File size:
726.48 KB
January 11, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Backdrop is a simple utility to fill your screen with a giant blank window. Fill the window with a solid color or a custom image, your choice. ALSO, includes a Pixel Test mode to check for bad pixels on your displays.

Backdrop received a 4 Mouse Rating by Macworld

Backdrop is useful for:
  • Screenshots - take screenshots of one or many windows without having to clean up your desktop
  • One thing at a time - Use Backdrop in between applications to let you focus on a few windows at a time. Want just one window of an app? Switch to Backdrop, then use Expose to pick out the window.
  • Web design - create a full size image with outlines of more common screen sizes to help to check how your pages will look on different monitors
  • Pixel Test - run the Pixel Test to see red, green, blue, white, and black to check for "bad" or "stuck" pixels on your displays.

  • Supports multiple displays
  • Set a color or a custom image
  • Pixel Test mode
  • Remains in the background during Exposé
  • Works well with Spaces

  • What's New
    Updated to work well in Mountain Lion
  • Properly gets pushed aside along with the rest of your windows when revealing the Notification Center
  • Initial background color is now grey

  • Backdrop (com.johnhaney.backdrop) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: Copyright 2003-2011, John Haney Software LLC