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[_] Tip: External monitor brightness and OSX

Russ Ferriday rf at
Tue Feb 5 11:14:57 GMT 2013

Recent traffic about OSX prompts me to pass on this tip.

I'm sensitive to over-bright displays. Sometimes it's hard to turn external monitors low enough to for me to avoid headaches.

This brightness problem has been solved for me for several years by Shades. It's in version 1.2b3, and has been for ages. There is an irritating bug seen when disconnecting and reconnecting an external monitor. The dimming effect on the screen is reapplied each time the monitor is disconnected. The fix is to stop and restart Shades in the System Preferences.

If anyone has better suggestions for software brightness control, I'd be interested to hear them.

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