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looking for a utility that will darken the screen

by marcdennis39 / April 30, 2009 3:20 PM PDT

At a certain time of the day and brighten it in the morning, just got a brand new flat screen. The monitor has different settings for monitors and documents and a couple other things but that's it.

I was wondering if any one has written a program that will darken the monitor with a key press or when it reads a set time from the system clock.

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Unlikely. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2009 8:54 PM PDT
http://www.nirsoft.net/vc/change_screen_brightness.html leads off with the one sentence that dooms such a software title or effort. Here it is:

"Some video cards allows you to programmingly modify the Gamma Ramp values."

The key word is "Some". Since you're never sure that you have such control any such software fails right out of the gate.
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by marcdennis39 / April 30, 2009 11:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Unlikely. Here's why.

well that bursts my bubble .

ah well it was worth a shot.

thank you.

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It doesn't mean you can't try it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2009 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: .

Microsoft gives away the Express versions of Visual Studio and the link arms you with the code needed to make the call.

I can see where no one might issue such a software because it only works on some cards it doesn't stop you from making and trying it on your machine.

"Some assembly required."

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Screen darkening software
by CJS321 / March 8, 2013 6:48 AM PST

On the off chance you check back here and haven't heard of this, there is a free app called f.lux which will adjust the lighting on your screen from day to night. It turns the screen more of an orange-y/peachy color but I found I adjusted to it very quickly, and you can adjust the settings. Might be worth a shot.

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