ModernGlance 2 available now with more than 30 changes! – A screensaver that simulates Glance, more than a screensaver

Hi, I’ve finally released ModernGlance 2! More than a screensaver!

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ModernGlance 2 announcement video:


  • Date and time on Action Center.
    If you open the Action Center, a small popup with the current date and time will appear, similar to the charms bar included in Windows 8.
  • Better user inactivity recognition, now on par with classic Windows Screensavers.
  • Dynamic date and time position.
    This option was made to add some animations and to reduce burn-in on organic displays.
  • Night mode.
    ust like Lumia Glance. It’s possible to choose a different color.
  • Brightness reduction.
    While Glance is visible, the display brightness will be reduced. (working only on supported devices).
  • An option will show the Action Center while Glance is open.
  • Support for multiple monitors.
  • Battery status and percentage will be show under the date on supported devices.
  • New interface, with more animations and fluent design elements.
  • It’s possible to set a key combination for opening Glance manually.
  • Semi-transparent and blurred background available for Glance.
  • Better performance and stability for the icon inside tray area.
  • It’s possible to show a notification before Glance appears.
  • Choose date and time color, opacity, alignment and position.
  • New preview modes inside the settings window. Now it’s possible to show a small preview inside the app or launch a fullscreen preview.
  • The app has new new resources and icons.
  • A notification will show to users where the app is placed while it’s in background.
  • If an user opens the app while it’s already open, the settings window will appear.
  • A new and more stable first time window was added.
  • A wrong message was shown while disabiling automatic startup.
  • Way less RAM and CPU impact.
  • It’s possible to not show any background from the background selection instead of the effect selection. This option is now called “no background” instead of “black background” to reflect other changes.
  • Better default settings for most of the settings.

The app is available for free with in-app purchases for:

  • Video loop as background
  • Lock the PC after Glance gets dismissed.


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Published by Pasquale "Pasqui industry" Pignataro

I'm a '96 italian independent developer and blogger. Recognized Developer on XDA and editor at Mainly developing for Windows and Windows Mobile with C#/XAML