Brightness Slider is a special tool that has been designed to allow users to adjust the brightness on their laptop or PC screen quickly and conveniently. The tool has been designed exclusively for the iOS platform and is designed to sit on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen until needed. Mac users are likely to find that Brightness Slider is a useful tool, at least until they realise they have a key that performs the same feature right on their keyboard.
Brightness Control is a tool for dimming all your Mac's displays with one slider. Now, you can go to bed and still keep an eye out for that oh-so-important instant message or email you've been waiting on - without throwing a pillow over your partner's head.
Adjusting the brightness on your screen to a proper value is quite important when it comes to long work sessions as it can help your eyes better get accustomed to the environment. While normally, the operating system provides its own tool for the job, Brightness Slider provides users with a faster and more accessible solution. The application runs unobtrusively in the menubar and is free to use.
Brightness Slider is, in fact, a simple slider, with its function visible in real time; as you move the slider with either mouse or keyboard, the screen's brightness will change. Values include both high brightness as well as total darkness.
Users can now change the brightness settings for their screen in the same manner as the sound volume. It works great for times when you need to modify these settings according to the hour of the day, sunlight or electric light available in the room available.
Macs have a built-in screen brightness control. However, when working in darker environments, even the lowest brightness setting can strain your eyes. With the use of several third-party apps, you can actually go beyond this limit and enjoy even lower brightness levels.
Here, to set shortcuts, simply click the empty boxes one by one and press the shortcuts you want to set for these actions. For example, Command + S can be set for activating the app, and Command + U can be set for turning up the brightness. Bear in mind, this would override any other shortcuts that use these keys, like the Save shortcut. So you may want to choose something else.
Unlike other software that only simulate a brightness change by adding a black overlay over your screen,Lunar uses DDC (Display Data Channel)to send commands like set brightness to 30% or switch input to HDMI 2 directly to the monitor.
If you use a Mac Mini, a MacBook with the lid closed, or even a Hackintosh, Lunar can automatically adapt your monitors' brightness and contrast based on readings from an external ambient light sensor.
Press Control+Command+5 or use the Lunar menu to activate FaceLight and Lunar will increase the active monitor's brightness and contrast to maximum and place a warm-white overlay on top of your screen.
This doesn't change the hardware brightness as DDC does, so you have to manually set the monitor's brightness and contrast (using the monitor physical buttons) to the highest possible values that look good for your monitor.
This app adds a new icon into your system tray, where you can click to have instant access to the brightness levels of all compatible monitors. These brightness sliders can adjust one or all displays at once.
How Brightness Slider works:Brightness Slider darkens your display by combining two separate methods. Method A adjusts the real backlight intensity of your display and method B creates a semi-transparent black veil above everything else. Why the complexity? Well, when dimming a display, the final jump down to no backlight at all is very large, especially in a darkened room. To provide more control over the dimming process, the top-half of the slider controls the backlight intensity from 1 down to 0.1 (method A). Then, the bottom-half controls the opacity of the semi-transparent veil, whilst keeping the backlight at 0.1 (method B). When the slider is at zero, the backlight is turned off. The result is that the final jump now has several intermediate steps, which means the perceived brightness (the combined result of both methods) is that much more adjustable.
I got a WASD mechanical keyboard with mac mode keys which has the all the media shortcuts such as play, pause, volume up/down etc except for screen brightness control. Even though in System Preferences F1 and F2 are set up to control the screen brightness for my iMac, they don't work when I press them on their own or in combination with Fn/ Command/control/etc.
On keyboards made for Windows PCs, use the Alt key instead of Option, and the Windows logo key instead of Command.Some keys on some Apple keyboards have special symbols and functions, such as for display brightness , keyboard brightness , and more. If these functions aren't available on your keyboard, you might be able to reproduce some of them by creating your own keyboard shortcuts. To use these keys as F1, F2, F3, or other standard function keys, combine them with the Fn key.
Press 'Redetect external monitors' to reset it and get a new brightness level. I wasn't all convinced by the level of light that ScreenShade chose though as most of the time it simply was too dim to work properly.
ScreenShade is a tool for further dimming a screen (or screens) past the capabilities of the OS X brightness display settings. This utility is especially useful for people who find themselves using their computer in a low-lighting situation.
Adjust the desktop brightness to find an optimal variant for your eyes. Create a smooth transition between minimum and maximum brightness levels. Move the slider to tweak the brightness value, restore previous brightness level, and create shortcuts for the brightness up and down tweaks.
Download of Brightness Slider 1.2.6 for Mac was available from the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this app available. The most popular version of the tool is 1.2. Brightness Slider works fine with Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
The actual developer of this free software for Mac is ACT Productions. According to the results of the Google Safe Browsing check, the developer's site is safe. Despite this, we recommend checking the downloaded files with any free antivirus software.
With Brightness Slider you can adjust screen brightness from the menu bar, just like the sound menu provided by Apple, and with improved control over the dimming process.Using a keyboard with no brightness keys? Tired of low brightness levels which are still toobright? Brightness Slider gives you total control over your screen's brightness settings, allowing in particular for a really smooth transition between low light and total darkness.
ExternalDisplayBrightness is a small utility which allows you to change the brightness of external displays connected to your Mac using keyboard shortcuts, just as you would change the brightness of the built-in display on a Macbook.
By default the application takes over the default brightness keys on a Mac keyboard, which are mapped to F14 and F15, respectively. When pressing the keyboard shortcut in combination with Option + Shift, the brightness changes in smaller increments, just like on a real Mac.
There is also an option to control the brightness of all connected displays simultaneously, by default triggered by using the keyboard shortcut in combination with the Command modifier. This behavior is also customizable in the app's preferences.
ExternalDisplayBrightness uses the DDC/CI standard commands to control the brightness of external displays. For the app to work, your display needs to support the DDC/CI standard properly. Most displays do, but there are some issues with Samsung displays (and possibly others), which do not implement the standard correctly. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to remedy the situation.
There are some issues with certain Mac models which freeze when attempting to read the current brightness of the external display. Because of that, reading the initial brightness of the display is disabled by default, and when changing the brightness of a display for the first time, its initial brightness is set to 50%. You can enable reading the brightness from the display in the app's preferences, but do so at your own risk.
Windows 10: Select Start, choose Settings, and then select System > Display. Under Brightness and color, move the Change brightness slider to adjust the brightness. For more details, see: Change screen brightness
Windows 8: Press Windows key + C. Select Settings, then select Change PC Settings. Select PC and devices > Display. Turn on Adjust my screen brightness automatically. For more details, see: Set brightness and contrast
Under Brightness/Contrast, click the thumbnail that you want. Thumbnails on the left show less brightness, and are brighter on the right. Thumbnails on the top show less contrast, and more contrast on the bottom.
To fine-tune the amount of brightness or contrast, click Picture Corrections Options, and then under Brightness and Contrast, move the Brightness slider or the Contrast slider, or enter a number in the box next to the slider.
To fine-tune the amount of sharpness or blurriness, click Picture Corrections Options, and then under Sharpen and Soften, move the Sharpen and Soften slider, or enter a number in the box next to the slider.
Summary:Returns the current screen brightness as a percentage. It may return a list of values if you have multiple, brightness adjustable monitors.Raises ScreenBrightnessError upon failure
Summary:Sets the brightness to value. If value is a string and contains "+" or "-" then that value is added to/subtracted from the current brightness.Raises ScreenBrightnessError upon failure 2b1af7f3a8