Simple Brightness - Imaginary Tech
Linux has a great variety of desktop environments that fit almost everyone’s individual needs. One I personally like to use every now and then is WindowMaker, because it is stylish in a retro way, it saves battery and allows for concentration. Unfortunately WindowMaker comes with a few limitations. One of them is it can’t control your screen’s brightness. Being the kind of person who likes good user experiences, I wrote this program called Simple Brightness. It’s written in Python and the way it works is that it acts as a frontend to a text based program called brighnessctl.
- With Simple Brightness you can save and quickly move around your preferred brightness configurations
- Preferred brightness settings are saved on application exit and loaded on application start
- Moving the backlight slider to the lowest setting does not shut down the backlight
- It has a separate button to switch the backlight on and off
What’s unique about Simple Brightness is that setting and moving around your preferred brightness settings is similar to how you would set keyframes on video editing software.
You can find Simple Brightness and instructions on how to install it at: https://github.com/Cuperino/simplebrightness« EIK & DATARSignspeech »