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Software for darkening the brightness of the display? (Windows 7)

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#1 andrewset


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 06:01 PM


My display brightness is too bright, and I'm having a hard time finding a way to darken it. I just installed Windows 7 32bit, as well as the latest NVIDIA driver for my NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra graphics card, but after checking the NVIDIA site and communicating with their support through e-mail, I've confirmed that there's no NVIDIA Control Panel setting for Brightness when using a GeForce Fx 5 series card with Windows 7. My monitor itself is set to the minimum Brightness, 0, but that's never enough, as my screen is still extremely bright.

I was wondering if anyone knows of some sort of *software* for decreasing the brightness. I tried Googling it, but it seems difficult to pinpoint what I'm after in a search. I've only thus far found one program that, unfortunately, began at the current brightness level and can only go UP, not down.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:22 PM

Don't your monitor controls work?

Maybe an anti-glare screen is what you are looking for
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#3 andrewset

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:47 PM

No, I really meant everything I said and all the information I gave.=)

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 09:32 PM

I can't think of any software that will do that -- I think most people are trying to increase brightness.

An anti-glare screen would have the side effect of slightly dimming your screen. And, if you know any photographers or want to check out a hobby site, a big piece of neutral density film would further cut the brightness.

But, if it has got to be software, I'm stumped, too.

Edited by Capn Easy, 06 December 2009 - 09:32 PM.

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