Brightness Controller – A Simple GUI Application To Control The Brightness In Ubuntu

Brightness Controller

This brief guide explains how to control the brightness of the your display using “Brightness Controller” in Ubuntu and its derivatives, such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS. There is also a CLI utility called “xrandr” that makes this job much easier from command line. For those who prefer GUI-based applications, “Brightness Controller” would be best. It can be used to control the brightness of your display, save a color profile, and load a profile from the saved list. It is completely free, open source and is written using “Python” programming language.

Brightness Controller – A Simple GUI Application To Control The Brightness In Ubuntu And Derivatives

Install Brightness Controller

The developer has made a PPA for Ubuntu and its derivatives. So, installation won;t be a big deal. To install it, run the following commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/brightness-controller
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brightness-controller

Please be mindful that it is compatible with python2 only.

The usage is absolutely easy. Once installed, launch “Brightness Controller” from Menu. This is how the default interface looks like.

Brightness Controller

Just move the vertical sliders up or down to adjust the brightness.

If you have four displays, then you can install simpler version of Brightness Controller to have four four display brightness sliders, one for each.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/brightness-controller
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brightness-controller-simple

Here is how simpler version of Brightness Controller looks like.

Brightness Controller

And, that’s all for now folks. Make your display more friendly to your eyes using “Brightness Controller” in your Ubuntu desktop.

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