Desktop Dimmer – darker-than-dark dimming for screens

Desktop Dimmer enables darker-than-dark dimming for internal and external screens.

The software is released under an open source license. The developer provides packages for Debian (32 and 64 bit), Fedora (32 and 64 bit), Arch Linux, as well as AppImages (again 32 and 64 bit).

AppImage is a format for distributing portable software on Linux without needing superuser permissions to install the applications.

The software uses Electron, an open-source framework developed and maintained by GitHub. Electron allows for the development of desktop GUI applications using front and back end components originally developed for web applications: Node.js runtime for the backend and Chromium for the frontend.

Features include:

  • Intuitive interface.
  • Persistent suspend & resume
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting external displays are handled seamlessly.
  • Per-display enabling and disabling of Desktop Dimmer.
  • Task-bar menu positioning
  • Human-readable JSON configuration files.
  • Adapts to resolution and workspace changes.
  • Auto updates with the option to disable them.
  • Option to temporarily disable the software.
  • Cross-platform software – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Developer: Sidney
License: MIT

Desktop Dimmer

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