controlling brightness of 3rd party screen ?

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  1. macaron95 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    i was wondering if there is a user-friendly app or widget to control 3rd party displays as F1/F2 buttons work only with apple screens ?

    thanks
     
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  3. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    There doesn't seem to be any that work very well. I have an Acer K272HUL I plug my rMBP into for desktop work. I've consigned myself to used the buttons on the monitor: Eco for normal, fairly-low brightness; Standard for when I need a bright monitor (rarely); and User for real low brightness. It's certainly not as convenient as when I had an iMac for desktop work, but it works.
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Brightness Slider works well for me on Yosemite.
    I even have the shortcut keys set to F1 and F2
    I use it regularly to watch online movies etc.
    Bonus is it is Free,
     
  5. macaron95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    great thanks

    i'll try that

    i'm sure there are many other app like it out there
     
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