DimScreen



Dim the whole screen.

Features:
- Change the brightness by selecting a `% in the tray menu.
- Or use the hotkeys Ctrl++ and Ctrl+-.
- Change hotkeys using Settings in the tray menu.
- Doesn't work properly with video windows.

Could be used for nighttime map reading if your laptop is missing dimming controls.

Changes:
- 20080319 - v1.1: Added hotkeys.

Thanks to Farmsteader for the idea!

Questions or comments? Post them at the DonationCoder Forum!

  • Version 1.1
  • Downloads 121315
  • File Size 254.15 KB
  • File Count 1
  • Create Date December 12, 2017
  • Last update 2017-12-12 21:29:11
  • Last Updated December 12, 2017

46 Comments on "DimScreen"


  1. First of all, Thank you for your great program.

    This is great program but I can’t select the monitor if I use the multiple monitors.

    Could you update that?

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      1. yes I’m using it anyway but please let it work for multiple monitors.
        also i have a question, what tools and tech did u use to make this program?

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  2. Many thanks – this is very simple and very useful program!

    BUG!?
    I use serveral shortcut-hotkeys in Windows 10 but they does not work if DimScreen is running.

    EXAMPLE:
    I have a program-shortcut on my desktop which I can start by pressing the key-combination [CTRL]+[ALT]+[S] (which I defined via shortcut properties peviously). This works perfectly, but only if DimScreen is not running. Is there any global shortcut/hotkey/keycombo override within “AutoHotkey”?

    Many thanks in advance!

    Greetz, Mike 🙂

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  3. Dimscreen does not actually dim the screen, it only changes the color of windows. If you want to dim the backlight and save energy, use Screenbright or ClickMonitorDDC (with hotkey support)

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  4. It works great, but I second Jack’s comment; I also use multiple monitors and doesn’t apply the dimming to the 2nd monitor.

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  5. This is a great program. The only issue is it only works for one monitor. I work on two different monitors at a time. How do I do this for both screen?

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  6. You are my hero of the day.
    Definitely will check out your other programs and donate you so that you will make a many great software like this!

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  7. The program is detected by PunkBuster in online games as “Disallowed Program/Driver [89262]”. So watch out.
    But it only kicks from game, not bans, so nothing to really worry about. Just close before gaming.

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  8. Dude, you saved me! I have external monitor for my notebook and as many other developers I love working night time. I was tired change brightness from monitor. BTW good idea if you add time schedule, so app will change brightness according day time =) It’s easy to implement but be very useful. Thanks for your work!

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  9. Thanks for DimScreen! It works, however, only on one monitor. I was wondering if you can make it so that it works on all monitors? Anyways, it’s a good extension, Thanks Again!

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  10. This piece of trash permanently dimmed my screen. It froze up and resetting the PC did not return the screen to normal. No process running in the background and opening the program again only adds another layer of dim.

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  11. This awesome. Only problem I have is it locks my taskbar, or makes active window always on top. I can’t tell which. Thanks.

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    1. Love this program except for this bug!

      If active window is set to full-screen, the hidden mode of the taskbar becomes unusable. (b/c the window will cover the taskbar)

      True for Windows 10 and Windows 7.

      Been living with this bug for years.

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  12. Thanks for this great program.
    There’s a bug that I noticed. The dimming isn’t working on right click (context) menus, ANYWHERE, be it Chrome or Windows Explorer. Please fix this.

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  13. This is perfect. Been using it a few years now. Says what it does and does what it says. Awesome.

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  14. It would be awesome for it to be able to effect all monitors when you use more than one. It only affects one out of three when I used it, so I had to scrap that idea for now. 🙂

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  15. Excellent job and this helps so much to work at night or in flight. Especially with the current generation laptops with their screens are very bright even at the lowest setting.
    Now, any chance to automate this? i.e. dimscreen by XX% at XX hour and make it 0 at XX hour?

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  17. This is wonderful. I use it all the time. I have found a bug though. Every once in a while the entire screen will be black even if on 20%, 50%, 0%.

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  18. Hi, I am having trouble getting dim screen to work on Windows 10. After the download there are 5 sub files within the file I downloaded. When I open them it shows me pictures of each part of dim screen. Only one dimmed my screen, but I have no way 2 adjust the brightness percentage.
    Any help would be appreciated, and I will be happy to make a donation. As I would really like to use this application, as my eyes are very photosensitive.

    Thank you p

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  19. Thanks for writing this! Unfortunately, I can’t use it because the dimming rectangle doesn’t cover the right edge of my screen. I have a thin column of undimmed pixels on the right. My 2560×1600 (hi-DPI) and I currently have my scaling set to 160%. Thanks!

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  20. Thanks for the great program!!

    The lowest brightness level of my laptop was not so much, so your program came to me fancy.

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  21. Brilliant! Just what I needed for working on my laptop in the truck.
    Sent $10 for the useful program. Thanks!

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