Where do you keep the brightness on your iMac?

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  1. SteelBlueTJ macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering what level you keep your brightness? For me, I go with 2 dots. Plenty for me and seems just right. One dot seems to dim. What about you guys?
     
  2. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    I use 6 dots.
     
  3. Mac32 Suspended

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    I recommend f.lux when using iMac in the evening, excellent software - makes the image less blueish/cold.
     
  4. insane79 macrumors 6502

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    i use 2 dots for normal usage & 3-4 dots for movies/games, i m on the new slim iMacs which are much more vibrant thanks to less glare compare to the earlier models. You using the new slim ones?
     
  5. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    During the day with my curtains open, about 2 or 3 dots, when it gets darker about 1.5 dots, at night I use 0.75 of a dot, seems to be the darkest setting without the LEDs completely going off.

    I don't exactly follow that strictly but that's what seems to be the average for me.
     
  6. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    I use lowest setting (1 dot) on Imac and macbook with the only exceptions - full brightness for movies and macbook in outdoors/sunshine.

    At night I use F.lux to make the screen warmer - so much easier on the eyes!

    Strangely it seems Mavericks is a lot brighter on my imac than Snow Leopard even when set to the lowest setting.
     
  7. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

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    I set it to what's comfortable, usually halfway on a moderately sunny day, around 3m from a shaded window.

    Then the sensor just automatically adjusts the backlight according the ambient light it sees in the room.

    I haven't had any issues with the automatic function.

    I always use f.lux, except sometimes when gaming or watching movies because it glitches with some games, and some movies look bad with it on.

    Right now it's night time and I have 3 lights on around 5m away. I have 6 dots.
     
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  11. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    2 dots usually on this 2011 model iMac. When playing games though, and some full-screen videos watched at a distance (from the sofa), I often have to increase it to at least half-way, sometimes full brightness in a dark game.

    I also have f.lux installed as recommended by others on here, it is quite good but makes some video dark late at night so I have to turn it off.

    Another thing is I wear contact lenses and especially at night, the light from the screen makes at least one eye hurt a bit. F.lux helps with this but nothing's perfect so sometimes I have to take the lenses out, which means if I wanna watch a video whilst crashed out on the sofa, I have to put specs on.
     
  12. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    2 dots? Are you people bats using sonar to see your screens? I keep mine near the top or maxed.
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    No kidding. I don't have an iMac (maybe next month!) so I don't know how bright they can go, but I keep my MBP at around 12 dots.
     
  14. zeropointzero macrumors newbie

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    27" late 2013 model and i keep it on 6 dots all the time. daylight or dark. kinda bright at night but my eyes are use to it.
     

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