How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Your Mac with Brightness Slider
If you are looking for a simple and convenient way to adjust the screen brightness on your Mac, you might want to try Brightness Slider. Brightness Slider is a free app that lets you control the brightness level of your display from the menu bar, just like the sound menu provided by Apple. It also offers improved control over the dimming process, especially at low brightness levels.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use Brightness Slider on your Mac, and explain how it works.
How to Download Brightness Slider
Brightness Slider is available on the Mac App Store. To download it, follow these steps:
Open the Mac App Store on your Mac.
Search for \"Brightness Slider\" in the search bar.
Click on the app icon and then click on the \"Get\" button.
The app will be downloaded and installed on your Mac.
You can find it in the Applications folder or in the Launchpad.
How to Use Brightness Slider
To use Brightness Slider, follow these steps:
Launch the app from the Applications folder or the Launchpad.
You will see a sun icon in the menu bar. Click on it to open the brightness slider.
Drag the slider left or right to adjust the screen brightness level.
You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to fine-tune the brightness level.
If you want to set custom hotkeys for lowering and raising brightness levels, go to Preferences and choose your preferred keys.
If you want to make the app start automatically at login, go to Preferences and check the \"Start at login\" option.
How Brightness Slider Works
Brightness Slider works by combining two methods to darken your display. Method A adjusts the real backlight intensity of your display and method B creates a semi-transparent black veil above everything else. This allows for a smoother transition between low light and total darkness, and gives you more control over the dimming process.
The top-half of the slider controls the backlight intensity from 1 down to 0.1 (method A). The bottom-half controls the opacity of the semi-transparent veil, while keeping the backlight at 0.1 (method B). When the slider is at zero, the backlight is turned off.
Brightness Slider can control backlight intensity on most displays, but not all. If your display does not support backlight adjustment, Brightness Slider can still perceptually dim the screen by controlling the opacity of the semi-transparent veil (which can be created on any display).
Brightness Slider is a handy app that lets you adjust screen brightness on your Mac from the menu bar. It also offers improved control over the dimming process, especially at low brightness levels. You can download it for free from the Mac App Store and try it out yourself.