View Full Version : Lowest screen brightness is too bright, is it possible to set it lower somehow?

04-29-2014, 09:39 PM

04-30-2014, 12:53 AM
try this color setting
brightness : 50
contrast :35
gamma 0.70
digital vibrance: 45

this makes it not too sharp and just bright enough to see everything clearly.

04-30-2014, 02:00 AM

basvdelsen, without using the Nvidia setting - other application control color settings - radio button selected - default), you can set your brightness through the power plan. If you have the AUO screen, it is way too bright at 100%, and I run it at 75% as set through the power plan.

04-30-2014, 09:23 AM
No I mean the lowest setting which is 0% I still too bright when it's pitch dark

04-30-2014, 07:49 PM
No I mean the lowest setting which is 0% I still too bright when it's pitch dark

Sunglasses? :)

For Astronomy I used Red Vellum - With a 17" screen you will need to make a sheet out of a couple of the smaller sheets - I didn't find any large format sizes on Amazon, they may exist somewhere in larger sizes

If you have a G750 with the AUO screen, you might prefer a Chi Mei, as the Chi Mei backlight isn't anywhere near as blazing as the AUO. I haven't compared them at 0%, so I can't say for sure one is better than the other.

04-30-2014, 09:15 PM
I actually have a Chi Mei and I think it's pretty "blazing"

04-30-2014, 09:34 PM
I actually have a Chi Mei and I think it's pretty "blazing"

basvdelsen, you don't want to look directly into an AUO screen :)

How about a Neutral Density type filter screen, like a Vellum filter, but non-colored - there are lots of privacy filters that might work:

https://www.google.com/search?num=50&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=hsd&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=sb&biw=985&bih=534&q=laptop+17%22+screen+filter&oq=laptop+17%22+screen+filter&gs_l=serp.3...15730.17065.0.17364. 816.3j2j2.7.0.ccolh...0...1.1.42.serp.. BeYhI4

04-30-2014, 10:00 PM

basvdelsen, it turns out, there is such an app for Windows, Dimmer - I just tried it and it gives fine control of dimming, but I don't know if at 0% it is less than without the app. It is daytime here, so I don't know if it is enough, but give it a try.



Dimmer is a little free application designed to help control the brightness of your computer screen, specially to help reduce the brightness beyond what the hardware alone is capable of. This becomes very useful when you are in total darkness and the minimum brightness from your display is still too much. It can dim LCD, TFT and LED screens. Dimmer will not damage your screen, if anything, it will save the backlight and consequently, energy, by emitting less radiation. To note is the fact that most desktop screens are actually capable of reducing the brightness levels quite low, the same is not true on 95% of portable screens. Dimmer was conceived to work on all versions of Microsoft Windows.

The need for this program came about because I do allot of work at night and with minimum ambient light in the room, or (more often than I would like) in bed and my laptop (all of them) still output a great deal of light even in the lowest setting, this was damaging to my eyes and I couldn't work well. So one day I decided to develop Dimmer and solve the problem. I can now dim the laptop display to suit my needs and can finally work through the night without a problem. Your monitor brightness can be easily adjusted and the program sits in the system tray for your convenience.

Another convenient feature is that the program does not require installation. Simply extract into a folder of your choice and run. When no longer needed, just delete the folder and you are done. The program stores its settings in an xml file so the Windows Registry is not used. Dimmer options can only be accessed from its icon on the system tray (next to the clock). When it loads it will dim up to the level it was last used. The option to close/exit is in the context menu that you get by right-clicking on the system tray icon.

Dimmer has been much acclaimed as the best dimming software for portable displays, screens or monitors and it will be even better in the next version. Feel free to recommend it to your friends and family and you may link to this page if you wish. Contact me and let me know if you like or dislike it."

Dimmer has been around since 2011, with no updates, so just in case it disappears, I am attaching the zip I downloaded from the Dimmer site:

04-30-2014, 10:16 PM
Sweet! That's perfect! Thanks!