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1answer
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How can I dim my computer screen beyond the minimum in Linux / Ubuntu?

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1answer
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How to change brightness in Windows XP without built-in keyboard?

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1answer
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1answer
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1answer
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1answer
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Is there any alternatives of Monitor Birghtness Reducer with lower RAM usage?

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3answers
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Adjusting laptop display brightness doesn't work in Linux Mint 14

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1answer
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my laptop screen is too dark

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Boot Camp Brightness meter has no effect in Windows 8 [closed]

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Lenovo G560 screen brightness control doesn't work

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1answer
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Can I change the display brightness via software on a Windows x64 desktop?

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Laptop display dims when running on battery power

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Screen brightness setting for reading on Ubuntu 12.04

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5answers
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Set screen brightness of Acer All in One PC

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1answer
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Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop - screen doesn't work: no power, brightness is 0%

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0answers
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Laptop screen brightness doesn't change when i change it using windows power options

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1answer
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1answer
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Screen Brightness not permanent

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1answer
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Windows 7 brightness slider suddenly gone

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1answer
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My Philips Meridian 191EL2 LED monitor's brightness resets to 90 on power up

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1answer
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Is there a way to increase the screen brightness of a macbook running snow leopard beyond what apple lets you?

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Tool to adjust monitor's backlight brightness in Windows [closed]

Do you know of any tool for Windows that let me adjust the backlight brightness of a monitor?
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