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An easy-to-use and straightforward utility for monitor brightness adjustment, with support for global hotkeys, developed for all user levels
When constantly switching between applications with different light intensities it can get disturbing for the eye. Desktop Lighter is a small but useful application that allows you to quickly adjust the brightness level of your screen by moving a slider, similar to dimming the lights of a room.read more
Quick deployment and easy to useAfter a brief and uneventful setup procedure that does not require special attention, you can check out the small, vertical frame representing Desktop Lighter's interface. It takes up little space on your desktop and when not used you can leave it hidden in the system tray.
Enhanced accessibility with hotkey supportYou can click and drag the slider to adjust the brightness level, or use the Up and Down arrow keys for increased accuracy. Global hotkeys are also available for modifying monitor brightness from any external working environment, and they are listed in the right-click menu.
Keeps your preferred settings appliedDesktop Lighter creates an icon in the system tray area at startup, and you can minimize it there by clicking a button on the top right corner of the panel. In addition, you can make the app run at system startup automatically and remember the last settings, as well as switch to a large brightness fader.
Gets the job done flawlesslyThe tool performed smoothly during our tests, without causing any issues to Windows. It has a good response time and barely uses CPU and memory, so it doesn't interrupt user activity. Although it has not been updated for a long time, the app works well on newer OS platforms.
To sum it upAll in all, Desktop Lighter serves its purpose without error. However, it does have one major disadvantage which is the lack of an option to revert settings to default configurations. It takes no time to get acquainted with its features and can help in various cases.
Desktop Lighter was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on August 5th, 2014