This is version 2.3.4 of Brightness Controller, ported to Python 3 and QtPy. It supports an arbitrary number of displays!
Installation via package managers
Ubuntu and derivatives
Thanks to package maintainer @apandada1, we have PPA repository For Ubuntu and likewise users:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/brightness-controller sudo apt update sudo apt install brightness-controller
Arch and derivatives
Thanks to @yochananmarqos, a package for Arch and derivatives is available in the AUR.
yay -S brightness-controller-git
sudo apt install python3-qtpy
Sometimes it is not enough to install and integrate
QtPy, so you might also try installing
pip3 install qtpy
QtPy is a wrapper that works by using
It needs either of these to work, and some operating systems come with either of these preinstalled, and some do not.
If your system does not have either of these, you may need to install either
PyQt. For example, you may have to execute the following:
pip install PySide2
Please check Requirements section for missing dependencies. We prefer using
--user while installing
QtPy (and its other dependencies) using
pip. Installing it in virtual environment may not work as intended.
Next, download the latest zip file from here.
Extract it and open a terminal. Change directory to the
Brightness folder. Next type this command:
Achean also created a detailed tutorial on how to install it in Debian based on his experience. You can find it here.
The following features are implemented:
- Brightness Control
- Saving color profile
- Loading color profile
We are working on the following features and plan to release these through version 3:
- Rewriting GUI to integrate both Brightness Controller simple and normal
- Auto-loading of color and brightness settings based on profile
- Checking for update
Brightness Controller changes Red, Green and Blue color ratios in the screen through color profile at software level using
We work on this in our spare time, so can not really promise when the v3 will be released. The current version available is stable and should work as intended.
There are several requirements:
- xrandr support in your system
python3-qtpy is a wrapper around Qt for Python. You will need either PyQt5, PyQt4, PySide2 or PySide installed in your system.
Please test v2.3. Reporting bugs is appreciated.
Can I have just brightness sliders - For Controlling Four displays at the same time?
We got you covered! Try version 1.2.8/simpler version of Brightness Controller.
To install, simply do this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/brightness-controller sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install brightness-controller-simple
Further details are available here Please note that the simple version may not work properly in newer versions of Linux. Unfortunately we can not provide any more updates to the simple version.