Change Your Monitor’s Brightness In Just A Few Clicks
You’ve probably seen this scenario: you just changed the position of your monitor or moved it into another room which has less natural light and your monitor became like a bulb. Too bright and practically unusable in these new conditions. However, buttons on your monitor are too confusing and you spent half an hour trying to figure out how to adjust brightness…. You are angry and frustrated… but!
Never fear, there is a solution for this! These two apps can handle this much quicker.
ScreenBright is a simple app that doesn’t require any installation. Just download it, start it up, and move the brightness, contrast, and color sliders to your heart’s content. They’ll adjust your monitor’s settings without the need for its built-in menus.
Display Tuner is much cooler, but didn’t work on every display in our tests. After installing Display Tuner, you can tweak the brightness, contrast, color audio, and other settings, and even set up profiles that you can activate with a hotkey. That means you could set your brightness high in the morning and low in the evening with one keyboard shortcut, which is great for those of us that have a lot of light in the office.
According to each app, your monitor has to support DDC/CI for them to work, though that doesn’t necessarily guarantee that they’ll work (our DDC/CI-compatible monitor still had trouble with Display Tuner). If your monitor does support DDC/CI, which you can find in its menus, give them both a try to see which one works for you.
VIA | Lifehacker.com