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How to control the brightness in Ubuntu using Brightness Controller

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

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This brief guide explains how to control the brightness in Ubuntu and its derivatives using "Brightness Controller" application. 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" might be a good choice. 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.

Control the brightness in Ubuntu using Brightness Controller

Control the brightness in Ubuntu using 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. Make your display more friendly to your eyes using "Brightness Controller" in your Ubuntu desktop.


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5 comments

Mohamed Ayman January 27, 2018 - 4:45 pm

Thanks for the efforts.

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Eldis Simone March 16, 2020 - 7:25 pm

How to add this to run on startup?

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sk March 16, 2020 - 8:29 pm

Just add the Brightness controllers executable and add it in your “Startup applications”.

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Jafar March 23, 2020 - 10:19 pm

thaks very help full

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Bee September 21, 2020 - 4:49 pm

I have been searching for this for months. I used to use f.lux on my old windows but ditched them office wide earlier this year and installed Linux Mint in everything.

This works perfectly!

Thank you *very much*!

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