Are you using an external monitor but want to reduce its brightness? Here is how you do it.
Are you looking for a way to adjust the brightness of external monitors? Try these quick fixes.
Using an external monitor is a great way to improve productivity or have fun while playing video games. Regardless of what you do, the brightness of the external monitor should match. So read on to learn how to adjust the brightness of your second screen to your liking.
1. Use the buttons on the monitor to adjust the brightness
This is by far the easiest method.
No app to install, no Windows 10 settings to change, just one push of a button. How you access the settings menu and adjust the brightness depends on the monitor manufacturer. Some manufacturers use a small joystick at the bottom of the monitor, while other manufacturers prefer to use multiple buttons.
Read the monitor's instruction manual to avoid unwanted changes or to spend time figuring out how to change the monitor's settings manually.
Using the buttons on the monitor to adjust the brightness is a simple and efficient method. But sometimes this method is not good enough. If your setup has two or three external monitors, you'll need to manually change the settings for each of them.
Setting the same brightness for each monitor can be difficult. You would have to memorize or write down the settings for each monitor. If you want to adjust the brightness several times throughout the day, you should try one of the solutions below.
2. Turn on the night light
Night light is a Windows 10 feature that allows you to adjust the screen brightness. This is how you can activate the night light on your device
Right click on the Start menu and select the settings.
click system. Select the option from the left menu display.
Turn on the switch below Night light. If you want, you can use the slider to adjust the brightness.
If you want to set the night light schedule, click Night light settings. You can set the Windows 10 night light to activate between sunset and sunrise, or you can set the hours yourself to better suit your needs.
3. How to adjust the monitor brightness with Monitorian
Monitorian is a great tool if you want to reduce eye strain. This free app from Microsoft is designed to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors. What makes Monitorian efficient is that you can adjust the brightness of monitors individually or all at the same time.
You can download Monitorian from the Microsoft Store. Usually Windows 10 will automatically install the app once the download is complete. If it doesn't, open Downloads and install the app manually.
Download: Monitorian (Free In-App Purchases Available)
to open Monitorian. You can do this by opening the Start menu and navigating Monitorian Symbol. You can pin it to the system tray if you want.
Press the Monitorian Icon to see which monitors are connected to your device.
Use the slider to adjust the brightness for each monitor.
You can access other settings such as: Enable moving in Unison or Change setting range When you right click on the Monitorian icon. You can also change the name of the monitor by clicking and holding it until the name can be edited.
How to fix Monitorian not recognizing your monitors
Even if you've tried to set up perfectly matched displays, Monitorian may not recognize your external monitors. In this case, check whether DDC / CI support is activated.
Activating DDC / CI can differ depending on the monitor manufacturer. Usually you will have to use the physical buttons on the monitor. Each monitor is different, but the process is usually similar to selecting Menuand opened the system Tab and turn on DDC / CI.
You also need to turn off the monitor Bright intelligence Feature. Since Bright Intelligence automatically adjusts the brightness of the monitor to the ambient light, Monitorian no longer works properly.
3 easy ways to adjust the brightness of external monitors
If you're still in the dark with your external monitors, there are a few options you can try. As mentioned earlier, you can adjust the brightness of the external monitor using the physical buttons, a Windows 10 feature, or a free app from Microsoft.
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