Displaperture 2.0 released

Given the newfound popularity of rounded corners in Big Sur, we’ve spent a bit of time spiffing up our nostalgic Displaperture, which lets you round the corners of your display by amounts ranging from subtle to ridiculous.

(Even when using a ridiculous amount of rounding, you can click the items in the rounded area…you just can’t see them. Ridiculous amounts of rounding should probably be used only for entertainment purposes.)

For those who remember them, rounded corners were a “benefit” of CRT displays. Now, they’re back for stylistic reasons, and Displaperture has you covered! Check out the release notes page for all the goodies in 2.0, but it’s not an extensive list. The big news is that it’s now a Universal app for both Intel and M1 Macs, and that it has a built-in software update mechanism.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: Not only is it still free, but there’s a also a brand-new App Store version as well.

For those who haven’t used the app before, here’s an important heads up: It’s a totally faceless app. The only time you see its interface is after launching it—there’s no Dock or menu bar icon. So how do you change your settings, or quit the app? It may seem odd, but you do so by launching it again—this will redisplay the interface, so you can change settings or click the Quit button.

9 Responses to “Displaperture 2.0 released”

  1. Nikki says:

    Always loved Displaperture since I first used it on Leopard ^.^

    Apple never should of removed the rounded corners, it makes the menubar look unfinished and clashes with the corners of the iMac.

    Great to see you’re still keeping it up to date!

  2. Natu says:

    It would be a perfect if you could add an option to match the screen corners with the windows corners, nice work and thanks you so much!

    • Rob Griffiths says:

      I don’t know that we’ll get to this—it’s a freebie, after all, and we’ve got a ton of work to do on the apps that help keep us in business :). But just eyeballing it, it looks like either the minimum setting—or very close to it—comes closest to matching the rounded corners on windows.


  3. Eric says:

    Can you add support for when switching between spaces?
    When you switch between spaces, the round corners disappear.

  4. brantwedel says:

    A nice addition might be an option for it to disable while in a fullscreen workspace (since, let’s be honest, we are just using this now to make the new rounded windows not feel out of place in Big Sur, lol)

    • Rob Griffiths says:

      Pretty sure we can’t do anything about full screen, because we don’t have any way of knowing that you’ve gone to full screen, but I’ll talk to Peter about it.


  5. Coder-256 says:

    You can register for notifications from NSWorkspace: https://github.com/shinypb/FullScreenDetector. It’s not perfect (https://github.com/shinypb/FullScreenDetector/issues/4) and you might need to add an XPC agent since it doesn’t work with LSUIElement, but it’s not too hard to implement and I think it’s worth it!

    • Rob Griffiths says:

      Please keep in mind Displaperture is a total freebie; any time we spend on it comes from spending time on the other apps that actually help keep us in business. So as I said, I’ll talk to Peter about it, but that’s no guarantee we’re going to add such support.


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