Need help dimming my imac 24"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joshmv, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. joshmv macrumors member

    joshmv

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    I have a 24" iMac which I love, but I work on it all day, sometimes 12 hours a day and it really does a number on my eyes even though I have the brightness set at the lowest level.

    Is there a way to dim the screen more than just adjusting the brightness, or is there an external program that will help me do it.

    I love a bright screen, but it seems to fatigue my eyes and give me a headache when I'm on it all day.

    Thanks for your help,

    Josh
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Maybe inverting the colours helps you. Press CMD + alt + ctrl + 8
     
  3. joshmv thread starter macrumors member

    joshmv

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    Wow, that is crazy lol.

    I do appreciate it and I think it will help me out a lot for certain situations.

    I would still like any input from people that may know how to make my beautiful expensive screen look like a crappy $20 CRT that has no color or brightness ;)
     
  4. joshmv thread starter macrumors member

    joshmv

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  5. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    i recommend shades over the other one.. shades is in your system prefs and the first one is an app that needs to stay open in the dock

    edit: and thanks for the program! my eyes always ache from the blinding light coming off my iMac! ;) a darker black also makes the screen look better for movies
     
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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  7. joelw135 macrumors 6502

    joelw135

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    I tried shades, but it screwed up my calibrated screen.
     
  8. DarrenG macrumors regular

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    Shades for me also, works perfectly and reduces the migraines I usd to keep getting from the screen!
     

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