Shades Bug Report

17 Votes

Need 64-bit preference pane for Snow Leopard

  • Type: Cosmetic
  • Version Tested: 1.2b2 (Intel)
  • OS Version Affected: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Status: Fixed in version 1.2b3


Selecting "Shades" in System Preferences brings up a dialog saying, "To use the 'Shades Preferences' preference pane, System Preferences must quit and reopen." I believe this is because System Preferences is now a 64-bit app, and Shades is a 32-bit preference pane.

Submitted by Bill St. Clair at 2:29pm on 31 Aug 2009


The 64bit-compatible version is now available for download:


The preference pane works fine after clicking "OK" on the dialog, hence my categorization of this as a "Cosmetic" bug.

Posted by Bill St. Clair at 2:31pm on 31 Aug 2009

Same symptom-needs same 64 bit fix

Posted at 3:40pm on 03 Sep 2009

I agree this needs a 64 bit update

Posted at 3:42pm on 03 Sep 2009

64-bit version would be nice :)

Posted by Aaron at 04:24am on 09 Sep 2009

Another vote for 64-bit!

Posted by kfscoll at 02:42am on 11 Sep 2009

Shades allowed me to dim my screen without relying on the brightness buttons of my apple cinema display which cause the display to emit an annoying humming noise.
Under Snow Leopard, the Shades menu bar slider is inoperative and System Preferences is forced to operate in 32 bit.
I miss not being able to use Shades and would appreciate an update please. Is this planned?

Posted by Shane at 03:39am on 18 Sep 2009

This has been implemented and will be released shortly.

Posted by Nick at 11:45pm on 23 Sep 2009

Lovely. Thank you.

Posted by Shane at 02:16am on 24 Sep 2009

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