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[_] Tip: External monitor brightness and OSX

Damian Webber damian.webber at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 11:47:52 GMT 2013

It's not software based (so not really that helpful) but I have a Samsung LED backlit monitor that dynamically alters the brightness of the monitor. 

It wasn't very expensive - I have a 23" and I've been delighted with it

D
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Subject: [_] Tip: External monitor brightness and OSX

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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