Application Is Excellent (OSX 10.11)
Exactly what I needed on El Capitan. Only request is support for light/dark monochrome menubar icons. I have my menubar set to dark - and all my other menubar icons are dark/monochrome and ‘fit in’ with the theme - ScreenDimmer’s does not and looks ugly in comparison. 5 stars anyway, but it would be a great improvement. Thanks!
Exactly wat I was hoping for. Works very well as described with each of my 3 monitors, which I can now adjust independently. I finally found the perfect solution for my third monitor (AOC E1759FWU) (the other 2 are Apple Thundebolt Displays) which does not have any other way to adjust brightness. Thanks Atlas.
Found exactly what I was looking for in this app. Works well.
Works, but with some problems
This app works great and I have been using it for months now. Over time though, I have noticed some minor annoying issues. First, when I have this app set to start up with my mac the application does not work and I cannot enable or disable it. I then have to quit and relaunch the app for its functionality to return. Second, if I have one monitor plugged in with the app running, then I plug in an additional monitor the app doesn’t recognize it and I have to quit and relaunch the app. Final problem I have noticed is that when switching spaces the dim overlay flashes to regular brightness then back to the brightness that I have set. It creates an annoying brightness flicker. I have yet to try out any other brightness apps but this one could use some screen recognition fixes and startup fixes
App works great but to be clear, it doesn’t adjust the brightness on the display...
The app works great, and from the user’s perspective, it appears to dim the monitor. In that I am grateful because I like dim displays at night in the dark. But one thing that needs to be pointed out is that it doesn’t change the brightness control on the attached display and therefore is not decreasing the power consumption of the attached display when dimmed. This app overlays an opaque black on the display and sets the opacity for some level in order to simulate a decrease in bghtness.Hey, it works and my eyes are none the worse for wear because of it, but I have spent the better part of my career working on energy mangement issues and I am disappointed Apple and the display OEMs haven’t worked this problem out (the cinema displays need a USB cable to have the MBP control them...). It’s a simple problem for them to fix if they would work together. Anyhow, to the app developer, good job and BTW, the display pyronometer (aka; ambient light sensor or auto brightness control sensor) in the MBP/imac/etc is available to developers. You should tie into it and adjust the brighness of displays automatically based on the observed brightness in the room. It’s trivial to get the sensor data and it’s an enum with kGetSensorReadingID as it’s first member, and the ints reflects a scale between dark and saturation. You could then dim displays based on ambient light conditions.