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 Post subject: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:42 am 
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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.

    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-brightness-and-contrast-from-software-with-clickmonitorddc/.

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


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 Post subject: Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 11:53 am 
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I have a direct use for this on a locked-down computer whose screens are set WAY too bright. Awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:54 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:39 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:10 am 
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Monitor Plus (not tested)

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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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 Post subject: Re: DiMXSoft Desktop Lighter (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:00 am 
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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 viewtopic.php?p=52413#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/Video-Tweak/Desktop-Lighter.shtml.

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 Post subject: Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:52 pm 
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I am Baas wrote:
Monitor Plus

Midas wrote:
DiMXSoft Desktop Lighter


Great suggestions, thanks

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 Post subject: Re: ClickMonitorDDC (screen tweaking utility)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:52 pm 
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ClickMonitorDDC is at version 3.0

http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/

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