Friday, March 3, 2017

Desktop Dimmer is Free Screen Dimmer App To Protect Your Eyes

Free desktop dimmer app - Work in the dark with your computer can effect your eyes. You may familiar with dry, red, tired eyes, or sleep patterns due to the blue light that is emitted from the screens. If you feel your monitor / laptop display is too bright, you may need for a desktop dimmer app to reduce the brightness.

Today I will show you Destop Dimmer, an open source and free screen dimmer application for your computer : Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

This small app developed by sidneys. It lets you to enable darker-than-dark dimming for internal and external screens quickly.

Desktop Dimmer Features

Free Screen Dimmer Software for Desktop Computer

Below are the list of the desktop dimmer's main features:
  1. Cross-Platform : Linux, Mac OS, Windows.
  2. Lean : Small resource footprint, minimal User Interface.
  3. Unobstrusive : Settings are persisted and restored per-Display without any configuration.
  4. Smart : Heading out? Disconnecting and reconnecting external displays are handled seamlessly.
  5. Open Source : GitHub-based workflow, MIT licensed.

The latest version of Desktop Dimmer is v2.7.3, it brings :
  • Removed AppImage package
  • Add pretty configuration JSON formatting
  • Bug fixes : automatic startup on Linux
  • Dependencies upgrade

Installing Desktop Dimmer in Ubuntu

Step 1 - You can grab the installer packages of the app from its GitHub releases page. It's available for Linux 32bit / 64bit, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows.

Step 2 - To install the Desktop Dimmer .deb, you can use Gdebi Package Installer, or simply run the following command :

64bit
sudo dpkg -i desktop-dimmer-2.7.3-amd64.deb

32bit
sudo dpkg -i desktop-dimmer-2.7.3-i386.deb

Note : You may need to change the 2.7.3-xxxxxxx with the saved package name

Type your Ubuntu's password, and press Enter to continue.

Also on Linuxslaves :

Step 3 - Once installed, you can now open the app via Unity dash, or other Ubuntu's app launcher like Synapse or Albert Spotlight.

Change Screen Brightness Ubuntu to Lowest Level

These were all to how to dim screen in Linux : Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other derivatives system easily / brightness controller. Hope you've enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for visiting us!

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