controlling brightness/luminosity on non-apple screens ?

macchiato2009

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Aug 14, 2009
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Hi

I have a Dell screen connected to my mac mini, i'm very happy with it but the only feature lacking is to control its brightness/luminosity from my mac

is there a software that can do that ?

thanks
 

traumuhhtize

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Jul 6, 2012
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I found an app called 'Shades' it lets you control the brightness level of the monitor. The only downside is I haven't figured out how to use it with F1 and F2.
 

laurihoefs

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Mar 1, 2013
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I found an app called 'Shades' it lets you control the brightness level of the monitor. The only downside is I haven't figured out how to use it with F1 and F2.
Shades is a good app, but does not actually control the brightness of the display (the display backlight). It puts a dark overlay on the screen, which makes the picture appear darker.

For most purposes Shades is a good app, but it won't do if the OP wants to have control over the display backlight. AFAIK, there is nothing out there that would do that in OS X.
 
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