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#205161 1-Nov-2016 11:18
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Hi I've used laptops for a decade and I adjust the screen brightness with ease.

 

With a desktop, there is no easy way to adjust brightness on my Philips monitor - it's got fiddly unlit touch switches and surfing onto the brightness bit is very difficult.

 

So I was thinking software - any ways to browse without glaring white backgrounds at night? What about other bright things like Windows Explorer - do people change to a different non white background? 

 

Coloured web pages seem to be ok, but big white spaces are like "WHOA I need sunglasses"

 

And that's with all the lights on in my room, no I'm not using it in an otherwise pitch black room.





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  #1661942 1-Nov-2016 11:36
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I used f.lux for some time. It was ok.

I heard a Windows 10 feature update will bring a similar feature in native sometime soon.

Many of the ati/nvidia/etc video driver cpl and tray applets have brightness/contrast sliders. Check control panel.

Some laptops adjust automatically to ambient light don't they? Maybe that was my mac. Useful feature for a desktop.

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  #1661943 1-Nov-2016 11:37
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I remember wearing sunglasses when playing PS?2 when I was young :)





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  #1661944 1-Nov-2016 11:38
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I use Flux on pc/Mac and Twilight on phone.

Both work well.



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  #1661946 1-Nov-2016 11:40
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Also 10 Anniversary > settings > personalisation > colours > dark

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  #1661947 1-Nov-2016 11:41
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thanks guys





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  #1661948 1-Nov-2016 11:42
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gzt: Also 10 > settings > personalisation > colours > dark

 

Cool thanks. I guess it doesn't work for the white web page background, if flux is a one tool for everything I'll give that a go first





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  #1661956 1-Nov-2016 11:51
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Sometimes simplest can be best. Assuming you can live with a little colour distortion, try taping some coloured cellophane over your screen.

 

 





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  #1661964 1-Nov-2016 12:02
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I can't tell if you're joking or not?





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  #1661968 1-Nov-2016 12:07
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You really need to drop the backlight on the monitor, any changes in software will still have that just as bright and cause you to lose colour depth as you are no longer using the full range output of the card.





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  #1661969 1-Nov-2016 12:08
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OK i thought so





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  #1661970 1-Nov-2016 12:09
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#$%^ touch switches!





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There is something called DDC protocol with provision for backlight control.

As usual implemented or correctly implemented by the monitor manufacturer varies.

This app mentions DDC http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net and there are others.

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  #1662147 1-Nov-2016 17:04
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interesting! i used it the screen dimmed but the "brightness" value on the monitor didn't change .. what does that mean?





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  #1664367 5-Nov-2016 19:17
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gzt: There is something called DDC protocol with provision for backlight control.

As usual implemented or correctly implemented by the monitor manufacturer varies.

This app mentions DDC http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net and there are others.

 

That app works perfectly. whatever it is set to is whatever the monitor hardware brightness changes too.





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  #1664371 5-Nov-2016 19:25
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joker97:

 

gzt: There is something called DDC protocol with provision for backlight control.

As usual implemented or correctly implemented by the monitor manufacturer varies.

This app mentions DDC http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net and there are others.

 

That app works perfectly. whatever it is set to is whatever the monitor hardware brightness changes too.

 

 

Wow never knew about that app - handy!

 

I use f.lux - use it, for the first week you'll see a noticeable orange however after that you won't notice it. Just a protip set the timeout to 30mins between transitions and you won't notice it has changed. Been using it for years, it is amazing how the brain adapts in the end as if I use a device without it I get blinded.





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