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    Desktop Dimmer Alternatives

    Desktop Dimmer is described as 'Enable darker-than-dark dimming for internal and external screens' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Desktop Dimmer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is f.lux, which is free. Other great apps like Desktop Dimmer are Redshift (Free, Open Source), LightBulb (Free, Open Source), Red Moon (Free, Open Source) and Gammy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 14, 2022
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    Enable darker-than-dark dimming for internal and external screens.
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    1. Software that makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
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      lepi Redshift can't seem to be configured and it's only temperature, while Desktop Dimmer can just darken your screen
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime.


    3. LightBulb is an application that reduces eye strain produced by staring at a computer screen when working late hours. As the day goes on, it continuously adjusts gamma, transitioning the display color temperature from cold blue in the afternoon to warm yellow during the night.
    4. The app is free on F-Droid and on GitHub but you can buy it on the Google Play Store to support the developer.
    5. Adaptive screen brightness and temperature for Windows and Linux.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer being worked on and the repository has been archived



    6. RedshiftGUI changes the color temperature of your monitor to better match that of your surrounding. This means that it sets a cooler color temperature during the daytime (due to natural lighting) and sets a warmer temperature at night (due to indoor lighting). Similar to f.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.4, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    7. The app filters the blue spectrum on your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a red filter. The filter intensity is smoothly adjusted to the sun cycle based on your local sunset and sunrise times.
    8. Adjust the brightness of all monitors, screens and displays.
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      Iris mini is free and minimalistic version of Iris. Small. Minimalistic. Free. Portable. Automatic. Awesome for everyone. Just double click and it will work.
    9. To schedule Night Light so it turns on automatically, select Start > Settings > System > Display > Night light > Night light settings.
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