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I am looking for a way to replicate the "Dim out" or "Turn the lights off" feature (that can be seen on various video sites on the web) into Windows ? This will darken (dim out) the active window. It could be a windows shell extension/plugin or a video player plugin that has this feature.

The reason for I am looking for this is that I have a rather large monitor and doesn't use the whole screen when watching movies.

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Kino is probably the slickest.

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Thank you.. Found out that there is a couple of alternatives to: alternativeto.net/software/cinemadrape –  droidgren Jan 4 '11 at 17:11
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