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CinemaDrape (for Windows)

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.

CinemaDrape Screenshot


"CinemaDrape covers your desktop with a black screen except for the current application, so you can eliminate background distractions and help yourself focus on getting something done." (Lifehacker)

"Need to focus without all those other windows distracting you? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to use CinemaDrape to close out everything except your most important task." (Revision3)

"Whether you're composing a document, watching a video or replying to an email, CinemaDrape forces you to give the job your full attention by hiding everything outside the main application." (Web User Magazine)

"I was pointed to Cinemadrape and now can't live without it." (Neil Kolban on AlternativeTo)

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The latest stable version of CinemaDrape can be downloaded from Aurelitec or GitHub Releases. You can download the Installation package, or a fully portable edition that does not require installation. CinemaDrape runs on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Source Code

CinemaDrape is written in C# using Windows Forms and .NET Framework 2.0. The project is developed using Visual Studio Community 2015, with the help of StyleCop.Analyzers.


All contributions are welcome: code, documentation, graphics, design suggestions, and more. Please fork this repository and contribute back using pull requests. For feature requests and bug reports please submit an issue.


CinemaDrape was created in 2010 by Horațiu Tănescu, cofounder of East-Tec and original creator of east-tec Eraser, the privacy solution that quickly and securely covers your online and PC tracks.


CinemaDrape is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0.