Brightness Control
Brightness Control
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Brightness Control for Mac1.1

09 July 2020

Dim your monitor easily.

What is Brightness Control for Mac

Brightness Control is a tool for dimming all your Mac's displays with one slider. Now, you can go to bed and still keep an eye out for that oh-so-important instant message or email you've been waiting on - without throwing a pillow over your partner's head.

What's new in Brightness Control

Version 1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Feb 14 2021
1.1
5.0
Feb 14 2021
5.0
Version: 1.1
A simple and very useful utility. Works OK an an M1 mini with two monitors. When you move the app windows to the other display, you can set brightness on that one separately!
dogwithsocks
dogwithsocks
Oct 4 2020
1.1
5.0
Oct 4 2020
5.0
Version: 1.1
Awesome app! Since I'm using an external screen I needed it so much. Just one suggestion to the developer: It would be nice the have a tick box that optionally would constraint the slider to go below 10%, so the screen doesn't go black. Thank you very much for making this app free!
Aargl
Aargl
Jul 9 2020
1.1
3.0
Jul 9 2020
3.0
Version: 1.1
Works but misses shortcuts for up/down.
larryfulmer
larryfulmer
Nov 21 2019
1.0.4
2.0
Nov 21 2019
2.0
Version: 1.0.4
I only have this widget, or app because my MBP is on its 3rd stinking logic board. That's crApple for you. They'll never admit their dificiencies! Anyway my brightness doesn't work - aggravating when you spend all this money and your MBP is compromised because Apple doesn't heed the issues they refuse to fix. So my repairman installed this app. Please don't make me wait for the few people with the app who probably don't have the issue - or they give some uneducated theory. I'm too busy for FAQ's . 1-So here goes- when I use the app- and why doesn't it remain in the doc to launch-weird) ? When it's launched, my screen display casts a bluish cool tint. Not good for a designer wanting accurate colors! 2- forget hitting escape to disable the app, bringing it to default. It does NOT WORK!! Especially when the slider sends it to dark screen. At that point- whether you try experimentally or when it turns dark when you launch it- how do you escape itwhen the slider somehow goes all the way dark- leaving you no choice but to shut down and then restart- and then consequently lose any text you were working on? Very aggravating. That's a deficiency of your app. Would the developers get back to me? I can't have these hassles. If apple didn't take short cuts on their products I would never have needed this app in the first place. Who else has these issues??? Thanks, Turbolarry52 (at) me (dot) com (Larry)
MarcusG1052
MarcusG1052
Nov 7 2013
1.0.4
0.5
Nov 7 2013
0.5
Version: 1.0.4
I have upgraded to 10.9 and I get this error when I try to open and install ? “Brightness Control” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. Please advise,,thanks
stagl
stagl
Oct 5 2012
1.0.4
5.0
Oct 5 2012
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
Perfect for my sensitive eyes. I usually keep my macbook pretty dim, but when I have it docked, my desktop monitor is too bright for night time pecking. Thanks, bro!
ryan42
ryan42
Dec 19 2011
1.0.4
5.0
Dec 19 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
Works perfectly on Lion. I have a headache right now and I didn't want to fiddle with the menus on my three non-Apple displays to dim them. This did the trick wonderfully. Surprisingly the displays look very good with the software dimming. I expected the black level to be wonky but it's not too much worse than dimming it through hardware.
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Oct 12 2011
1.1
5.0
Oct 12 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1
Such an application is most useful mainly (and, in fact, only) for the external monitor as the internal monitor has its Apple-blessed settings. Unfortunately, this app does not have exactly this most needed feature. For my MB internal monitor it is entirely useless. This is an incentive for its creator. No star for the time being, will keep an eye on future releases.
The-Animaster
The-Animaster
Apr 27 2009
1.0.4
0.0
Apr 27 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Good app, just one problem: It doesn't dim your (iMac) display by dimming the backlighting (at least not on a G5 iMac as far as I'm concerned). It merely darkens the pixels on the LCD. Couple problems with this: One, it throws colours off. Two, the backlight is still there -- running the same amount of energy, albeit WASTING the same amount of energy. I'd love to see the day when the developers can make this thing control the backlighting itself. I mean look at the macbooks (and my old powerbook) -- they go completely off -- the backlighting, that is. The iMac can do the same (under System Prefs/Energy Saver/turn off display).
M-Luther
M-Luther
Feb 11 2006
1.0.4
4.5
Feb 11 2006
4.5
Version: 1.0.4
Nice app. Works great to dim my SUPER-BRIGHT iMac G5 2.1GHz. Now I can work late at night and not be blinded. But the Sun icon is ugly. I replaced it with an icon of an Apple display.
Choecker
Choecker
Jan 27 2006
1.0.4
0.0
Jan 27 2006
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Well, using the slider resets the current display profile to the default display profile. Hence, this app is not yet useful for those who have set a custom display profile. Otherwise it does its job well.
ianianianian
ianianianian
Jan 21 2006
1.0.4
0.0
Jan 21 2006
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Looks like a cool app, and I would definitely use it if not for one thing. Upon adjusting the brightness using this app, the colors on my display are thrown off. Everything is given a slight blue tinge. Once I quit the program, it goes back to normal iBook G4, 12", 10.4.4
Guest
Guest
Nov 12 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Nov 12 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
This is a must have. Was using DarkAdapted (very good too), Brightness Control uses less CPU (0% when inactive vs 4%). Great freeware.
Guest
Guest
Oct 22 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Oct 22 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Works, just wish it was a menubar item and did not reset back to normal brightness when certain things happen like the screensaver lauches. Also, just a tip - the app Dockless works to hide the icon from the dock.
Litlbustr
Litlbustr
Jun 14 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Jun 14 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
works great on ti g4 powerbook. really neat with plesant appearance and smooth operation. works independant of main brightness control for fine tuning.
Guest
Guest
May 2 2005
1.0.3
5.0
May 2 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Works great, but could there be an option to conrol displays separately for a dual display setup?
Flash1296
Flash1296
Feb 13 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Feb 13 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Excellent product. After TWO (2) years of use I ought to know. I have 5 Macs in this home, from G-3 to G-5, some are networked wirelessly, etc. Why use a screen-saver when you can use this /
Guest
Guest
Nov 1 2003
1.0.3
5.0
Nov 1 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
I have this utility for a while now. The old saying is true. Some of the best things in life are free. It is certainly true for BC 1.0.3. Definite recommended for all users staying up pass midnight to produce work. Thanks.
Guest
Guest
Jan 4 2003
1.0.2
5.0
Jan 4 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
Works great. Thanks!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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