LightMe
LightMe
2.5

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LightMe free download for Mac

LightMe

2.5
02 December 2007

Create a shortcut keystroke to turn off your LCD.

Overview

LightMe is a small Preference Pane and background daemon that allows you to change brightness and power of your monitor with customizable keyboard shortcut. Using Lightme you can reduce to a preset value the brightness, restore it to the last value (and with anther click of your restore shortcut you can switch to the max value) and poweroff the monitor. You can also hibernate your computer since 2.0!

Lightme core is a little lightweight background daemon compatible both with Intel and PPC processors. You can install it at login, activate or deactivate it with a simple click from the preferences pane.

What's new in LightMe

Version 2.5:
  • Leopard Compatibility. (USE 2.0 FOR TIGER SYSTEMS)

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10 LightMe Reviews

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Morpe
04 April 2007

Most helpful

huuuuuuuuuuu!! very nice!! :D
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Version 1.0
Jpwgibson
11 June 2008
Does anyone know how to uninstall this? I can't get it working on my iMac (Intel)
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Version 2.5
1 answer(s)
Easer
Easer
12 November 2008
If it's a preference pane, open up System Preferences and right-click on the program's icon. You'll have the option to remove it.
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Version 2.5
Darkfader
25 February 2008
This is a cool utility, better than the ones doing just color adjusting. On my MacBook the backlight controls function as intented. But on my iMac the "Reduce to off" does not turn off the backlight but rather goes to lowest brightness. I want to use this program in combination with Screen Sharing but any cursor movement turns on the display again, which I do not want.
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Version 2.5
Tekk-X
23 June 2007
I always try to install this program again and again when the new version is released but it never worked for me. I'm using iMac Core Duo and when I "turn off" the display, it's OK but when I want it to wake up, it only blinks (fast changes between sleeping display and very dark display), so I have to turn computer into sleep by pressing the turn off button and immidietly restart the computer. If I don't do this, the monitor goes to sleep in about 30 seconds again and I have to again make it to sleep and so on. :-(
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Version 2.0
Gopy
23 June 2007
The best utilities are the simplest and most useful ones, and this is both. Thank you!
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Version 2.0
Works on my 12" PowerBook running 10.4.9. However I can't seem to make LightMe install at login. I have to manually launch LightMe and click Activate Monitor Shortcuts every time I login, even after repeatedly clicking the Install At Login button. I tried tossing the pref file and reinstalling the preference pane to no avail. I would love to have this app work, any advice would be much appreciated.
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Version 1.5
1 answer(s)
Thresher-the-Shark
Thresher-the-Shark
22 June 2007
Version 2 fixed my login problem, thanks!
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Version 2.0
Balthamos
10 April 2007
Perfect. Does exactly what it says it does. No fake "black screen" stuff either. Just like when your display falls asleep normally.
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Version 1.5
Binarymix
05 April 2007
There is a Dashboard widget called Sleep Display, or by the same author, an application: http://linestreet.googlepages.com/sleepdisplayapplication You can use Butler to map it to any key. Maybe in the future the author will allow it to run as a background process, and allow it's own key mapping ability (I'm trying to find ways to make butler obsolete because it makes my startup really slow :))
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Version 1.0
Laserdan
04 April 2007
After installing on my Core Dual iMac (running 10.4.9)and logging out and in again I find that it does switch my built-in LCD between the dimest and brightest settings, but does NOT turn off the LCD like it may do on a laptop. The iMac screen has no built-in provision for turning off the back-light, it can only be dimmed. Putting the screen to sleep does turn off the back-light, but LightMe does not do this, and as far as I know, no utility does. Applescript can be made to turn off the back-light, but it takes at least a minute and is just a bit clunky. Anybody want to really try and make this work? I know a bunch of iMac users that would be greatful! 2 stars for trying, but not ready for iMac users.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Cruzdrew
Cruzdrew
05 April 2007
Hey i use Scriptsaverand an applescript then when you activate the screensaver via hotkey it runs the applescript but it still takes a full minute before the screen goes black. Here is the script but it must have LoginShortUsername Replaced by your shortname and LoginPassword replaced by your loginpassword then save the script using script editor and set script saver so it uses it do shell script ("pmset displaysleep 1") ¬ user name ¬ "LoginShortUsername" password ¬ "LoginPassword" with administrator privileges
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Version 1.0
adamlogan
adamlogan
09 October 2009
InsomniaX turns off the display for real.
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Version 2.5
Madmacmad
04 April 2007
Greet ! Thank you! It just works hehe
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Version 1.0
Morpe
04 April 2007
huuuuuuuuuuu!! very nice!! :D
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Version 1.0