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How can I dim my computer screen beyond the minimum?

I usually just use Fn + Left or Fn + Right to adjust my screen's brightness but the minimum settings are still too bright for me (especially when I'm working at night). I tried going through the Power ...
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How to adjust monitor's backlight brightness in Windows

My monitor is more than an arm's length away from me, so adjusting its backlight brightness is quite inconvenient. Is there a way in Windows to adjust the backlight using the keyboard and/or mouse ...
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How to disable auto brightening LCD

I am not talking about adjusting screen brightness through power management (this is a laptop), I'm not talking about how the screen brightness setting may be different between 'plugged in' and '...
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How to change brightness on CRT display through the Linux command line?

I have a Debian Linux desktop and a CRT display. I want to change the screen's brightness without using the monitor's brightness controls. How can I do this? Is this possible in the command line or is ...
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Laptop monitor brightness changes depending on image displayed

I have a windows 8 laptop. My desktop background is very dark (almost black) and when i have no windows open, my brightness dims. When i open an application that is primarily white (google chrome's ...
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How to disable automatic brightness setting on LG monitors?

I have two LG monitors (both 23MB35PM) which have an annoying and distracting feature of automatically changing their brightness at random times, probably due to some power saving mechanism. How can ...
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Brightness settings gone, how do I bring it back?

I have a VAIO CW laptop with Windows 7 x64, and after installing new NVIDIA drivers, my screen brightness controls are no longer available. (Not in the control center, not in the power options, ...
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How to prevent laptop screen brightness from changing when un/plugging battery power

When I am using my laptop, I continually adjust the screen's brightness based on the lighting conditions in the room (e.g. how much light is coming in from windows, etc.). But if I unplug the laptop ...
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Is there a work around to configure brightness or color on a DisplayLink monitor?

I run 3 monitors in addition to my laptop display at work - two of the monitors are using DisplayLink adapters. I've always thought that all my displays were too bright (and possibly give me ...
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Can't write to file /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness (ubuntu)

I am trying to change the brightness by overwriting the value on this file: sudo echo 5 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness -bash: /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness: Permission ...
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Is there a way to display a real-time image histogram of all or part of what my monitor is displaying?

I am trying to adjust brightness/contrast in photo/video editing software that does not provide image histograms. What I would like is a piece of windows software that displays a real-time histogram ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 brightness slider suddenly gone

Brightness slider in power plan settings recently disappeared. How to fix it?
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How do I change the brightness and contrast of YouTube videos on-the-fly?

I'm tired of different video black levels which take down the quality of the video. Some examples, depending on your brightness level you might or might not see the difference: If you can't see ...
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Is it possible to enable software brightness control on Dell U2412M

Well, I just wanted this yes/no simple question to Dell e-mail support. Their web site required service code just to send an e-mail. Then I tried their "technical" chat support. Some Indian person ...
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Dim screen past the minimum on Ubuntu

My laptop's screen is far too bright at night, even if I set it to minimum brightness. I know that it is capable of being dimmer, because Windows will dim it further if I leave it idle. However, I can'...
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How to disable the light sensor on a Vaio laptop

I just got a new Vaio laptop. It is great. However, the ambient light sensor dims the screen brightness and prevents me from changing it. Is there a way to disable the ambient light sensor and go ...
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Adjust screen brightness directly from taskbar in Windows 8?

Is there any way I could adjust screen brightness directly from the tray by clicking the battery icon and moving a slider in the window that pops up (below)? Having to click "Adjust screen brightness"...
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Are TFTs intended for brightly lit enviroments only? [closed]

I recently bought a 22" (LG) TFT to replace my old 17" CRT monitor. The very first thing I noticed was how bright it was. I reduced the brightness from 100 to just 20 and toned down the gammma and ...
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Why does my screen dim on a desktop installation of Windows 7?

Periodically, while using my Windows 7 Pro desktop installation, the screen suddenly dims. The brightness is about 75% normal (estimate). It's as if I am in a power-saving mode on a laptop running on ...
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Can I fine-tune my screen brightness?

My laptop is Lenovo T400, and my OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I change the brightness of my screen by pressing the FN key and one of the two keys for increasing/decreasing brightness. The brightness I feel ...
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How to change to brightness of an external display on a macbook pro running OSX 10.6

I am using a macbook pro running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. In System Preferences/Displays/Display, I can change the brightness of the macbook's screen. However, this option is not available for the ...
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I can't control my Dell's brightness

I bought new Dell Inspiron 3521 with Linux installed. I've installed Windows 7. Everything would be alright but I can't brighten my screen. It looks like it is at the lowest brightness level. The ...
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How can I find a light sensor to adapt my monitor's brightness to the room?

Where can I find a standalone light sensor that updates the brightness of my screen to match the ambient light level in realtime for Windows 7? My monitor does not have a sensor. I had the idea ...
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Can I fine-tune my screen brightness keys? (Ubuntu Studio, Thinkpad T420s)

I am in a similar situation as question Can I fine-tune my screen brightness? . For me, Thinkpad T420s and Ubuntu Studio 11.10. The brightness keys work fine but the increments are too large. I have ...
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Backlight control in Eee PC 1015PEM

When I boot my Linux with acpi_osi=Linux, I can control backlight brightness from almost_zero to moderately_bright. (Actually, the maximum revolves around the brightness level that is set before Linux ...
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Windows 8 on ASUS notebook, Brightness Down does not work

Recently my brother installed Windows 8 on his ASUS notebook. He had problems with the FN keys, so he asked me to have a look at it. I've installed the ATK Package from ASUS found in this other ...
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Windows 8 Fn key doesn't work for brightness

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8 and clicking Fn+F5 / Fn+F6 keys (for brightness) doesn't work. In fact, they work, but they can increase/decrease the brightness only one time. What I mean is that ...
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Is there a way to adjust colors of a specific window?

Is there a (Windows) program or something that will allow the user to adjust the brightness/contrast/gamma of a specific window rather than the whole screen? As a use-case scenario, imagine having a ...
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Adjusting laptop display brightness doesn't work in Linux Mint 14

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my Samsung R580 laptop. The Fn-keys worked out of the box, I can switch screens, adjust volume and so on. When I try to adjust the brightness (Fn + ↑/↓), the ...
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How to set the laptop screen brightness programatically?

I'm currently migrating to openbox without gnome session. In unity i can use the vendor keys to set the screen brightness, but in openbox I'm on my own. /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness ...
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Laptop Screen Brightness

What controls the brightness levels in a laptop? Is it the BIOS? Is it possible to modify the brightness levels to have a custom brightness at each level?
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How to properly adjust monitor brightness and contrast? [closed]

This days, it seems that I either go worse with my eyes or some settings with contrast and brightness have been changed. However, I have been searching now for some tutorial on how to adjust contrast ...
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After upgrade to Windows 8, max brightness is not really max

I recently upgraded my Dell M17xR3 to Windows 8. After install, I noticed that my screen brightness had been reduced to almost half of the original brightness, although brightness control seems to be ...
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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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Should LCD Brightness Match Environmental Lighting?

I have a new T410 laptop and ever since I've been using it, I've discovered that my eyes don't stress as much when I adjust the brightness to my environmental lighting. For example, during the day, I ...
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Brightness at minimum all the time

I have a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and the brightness is at the minimum level all the time. If I increase it with Fn+F6 it immediately reverts back to minimum. I am not sure what to do next. I have ...
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Adjust output Brightness/Gamma/Colors in Gnome

We have a desktop system running Ubuntu 8.04.4, and it is connected to a standard desktop LCD monitor. Unfortunately, in 8.04.4, the brightness of the image is cranked way up. It appears to be a ...
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How do I get my laptop's screen brightness settings back?

From when I bought it up until yesterday, my laptop would dim the screen automatically if you let it sit for long enough, and then if you hit a key or moved the mouse, the brightness would jump back ...
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HP Envy screen brightness gets stuck

Once in a while, the screen brightness stops responding to any reason, and stays on full brightness. For those of you that have HP Envy, you know what this means: battery suicide. The FN+* controls ...
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Can I turn down the screen brightness on my MacBook Pro any further?

I sometimes use my MacBook Pro with all the lights off in the room. I turn the screen brightness down to its lowest setting (and turn off the automatic brightness adjustment), but it’s still a bit too ...
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What could cause my computer's display to go darker suddenly?

My monitors lost their brightness without warning or reason. I left my computer alone for a couple hours, and when I came back my monitors were so dark I could barely see anything. It looks as if ...
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Sony VAIO dim screen on Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 on my Sony VPCS111FM laptop. It has an ambient sensor that auto-dims the screen; this sensor is reliant on the video driver working. The default video driver that came with ...
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Brightness Indicator

What software can I use for Windows 7 to show an on-screen progress-bar notification of the brightness when I change the brightness of my screen?
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Do blue light filters actually reduce blue light?

I'm using redshift to reduce the blue light of my computer screen, which is supposed to be more relaxing for the eyes. So I wander, if the screen is visibly more reddish, does that mean that there is ...
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Customize adaptative brightness in Windows 8

I'd like to customize the adaptative brightness function (max luminosity = fn(sensor-light)) on my laptop. In a very dark environment, my maximum screen brightness is too low, I have to disable auto ...
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1answer
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Running Redshift commands from crontab, doesn't work

About redshift: Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. This may help your eyes hurt less if you are working in front of the screen at night. A typical ...
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Ideal brightness and contrast value in LCD monitor?

I'm using 19 inch LCD monitor. The distance between me and monitor is around 80 cm. For this distance, what is the value of brightness and contrast for normal eye sight?
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MacBook Air screen is too bright even on the lowest setting

Is there a tweak, hack, or piece of software that can adjust the brightness of the MacBook Air's screen below the settings that MacOS X allows by default? In low light the lowest brightness setting ...
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Is it safe to use a third-party program to dim the screen brightness below minimum?

I have a Toshiba laptop but even when I put brightness to minimum it's too bright for me. I download a third-party program called "Pangolin screen brightness" which allows to dim screen brightness ...
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Brightness on one of dual screen monitors keeps lowering

I have a dual screen setup on an HP Pro 3300 (Pentium G620 2.6GHZ, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD) running Windows 7 Professional x64 and using a ATI Radeon HD 5450 (both monitors are connected to the GFX Card, ...