Photoshop: Make UI panels dim or darker when not in focus

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Can you dim UI panels or make them darker when they're not in focus please, see this screenshot, it's Photoshop on top of Flash and sometimes it's hard to concentrate:
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The OS is responsible for window management between apps. Here are some workarounds:

1. Hold down the Command and Option keys when you click Photoshop in the OS X Dock. This will hide the other applications when you bring Photoshop to the front.

2. Hit Command + Option + H with Photoshop in the front to hide Flash in the background.

3. Choose Window>Application Frame in Photoshop to turn on the application background/frame to block out applications behind Photoshop.