# [Tex/LaTex] How to disable beamer’s dimming of covered text

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In Beamer, when you use \pause \uncover, or <+-> with itemize, the text that is covered is dimmed. But that could be distracting since people can still read ahead. Is there a way to disable this dimming?

On a similar note, it seems the amount of dimming depends on the level of nesting in a list, which can sometimes be even more frustrating since the next bullet separated by several sub-bullets becomes so much more prominent in the middle of the page. Can this be changed too?

I tried \only, but then the text jingles around since the layout thinks the text isn't there. I also tried different themes, but it doesn't seem to change the amount of dimming (of course, I could just be selecting bad themes).

This is covered in Section 17.6 on page 191 of the beamer manual.
\setbeamercovered{invisible}