ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

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ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

#1 Post by Midas » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:42 am

ClickMonitorDDC (http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/) is a nifty portable tray utility to interactively adjust your screen settings (brightness and contrast) while also changing/muting your system sound level. Settings are saved to a 'ClickMonitorDDC.xml' file inside the program's folder.
  • [url]http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/[/url] author wrote:Simply click the notification icon in the taskbar tray area to adjust brightness or contrast, much more comfortable and faster than manually messing around with monitor-buttons. The notification icon informs you about the monitor values, you simply look at the icon to check if the wanted values are already set.
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ClickMonitorDDC 3rd-party review: http://betanews.com/2016/04/20/adjust-b ... onitorddc/.

Download ClickMonitorDDC latest version (currently v2.2) from http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/.

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Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

#2 Post by webfork » Thu May 05, 2016 11:53 am

I have a direct use for this on a locked-down computer whose screens are set WAY too bright. Awesome.
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Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

#3 Post by webfork » Fri May 13, 2016 2:54 pm

Why this program is important:

A brightness tool like this can saves time and money but if you don't have something built into your system the process for turning down the brightness is really tedious. I didn't realize how spoiled I was to have something built right into the keyboard but not every computer has this as I found out this week. In fairness, MOST systems have a system for handling this but in those rare situations where you can't, this might help out.

Just for reference, here's the really tedious manual process (on Win7):
  1. Navigate to the control panel - power options - edit plan settings
  2. Change the "plugged in" brightness a little, click save. If that's not quite what you wanted, you have to re-click the Change plan settings and do this again and again.

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Unfortunately this program launches and goes into memory but gives an error message that it can't detect the screen, probably because it's inside a VMware image.
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Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

#4 Post by shnbwmn » Fri May 13, 2016 3:39 pm

This program is great, but there doesn't seem to be a way to save the current brightness/display settings, to be able to revert back to them. The current values have to be noted and then manually reverted after a session, which is a bit inconvenient and potentially dangerous for any kind of graphic work. One could set-up hotkeys or command-line arguments (as the readme explains) for a particular configuration, but the glaring absence of a "reset"-type button is rather odd.

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Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

#5 Post by I am Baas » Sun May 15, 2016 6:10 am

Monitor Plus (not tested)
This program is for management of brightness, contrast and colour (temperature) of the primary monitor
http://www.hot.ee/microtools4u/IndexF.html

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Edit: Website is at http://sergeykovalev.ihostfull.com/WebSite/index.html
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Re: DiMXSoft Desktop Lighter (screen tweaking utility)

#6 Post by Midas » Mon May 16, 2016 6:00 am

Earlier, I wanted to point to DiMXSoft Desktop Lighter as an alternative, but had trouble locating it -- not surprising, since the website (dimxsoft.com) is AWOL... :(

Desktop Lighter isn't really portable but it has been yaPed, as discussed in http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 413#p52413 and following (BTW, it seems this is the one that got away, tproli :wink:).

Desktop Lighter's Softpedia review and download is available at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Vide ... hter.shtml.
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Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

#7 Post by webfork » Mon May 16, 2016 4:52 pm

I am Baas wrote:Monitor Plus
Midas wrote:DiMXSoft Desktop Lighter
Great suggestions, thanks
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Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)

#8 Post by I am Baas » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:52 pm

ClickMonitorDDC is at version 3.0

http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/
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