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Monitorian

Monitorian is a Windows desktop tool to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors with ease.

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(DPI: 200%)

Requirements

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • An external monitor must be DDC/CI enabled. OSD

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Install/Uninstall

When you use only executables, please note the following:

  • The settings file will be created at: [system drive]\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Monitorian\
  • When you check [Start on sign in], a registry value will be added to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Remarks

  • The monitor name shown in main window can be changed for easier identification of monitors. To change the name, press and hold it until it turns to be editable.
  • The number of monitors shown at a time is currently up to 4.

Development

This app is a WPF app developed and tested with Surface Pro 4.

The log will be an useful source to look into an issue.

  • exception.log - Information on exceptions when an unexpected problem happened.

  • probe.log - Information on capabilities of each monitor obtained from various APIs and used to find accessible monitors. To get this log, click the app title in menu window 3 times and then tap the button appeared beneath.

History

Ver 1.12.0 2019-3-9

  • Modify to handle raw brightnesses correctly when raw minimum and maximum brightnesses are not standard values. Thanks to @reflecat!
  • Change target framework to .NET Framework 4.7.2

Ver 1.11.0 2019-2-7

  • Further suppress an exception

Ver 1.10.0 2019-2-3

  • Change to enable transparency and blur effects only when transparency effects of OS is on

Ver 1.9.0 2018-12-5

  • Change scan timings after resume

Ver 1.8.0 2018-11-24

  • Supplement generic monitor name with connection type

Ver 1.7.4 2018-11-14

  • Suppress an exception

Ver 1.7.2 2018-10-17

  • Fix an exception

Ver 1.7.1 2018-10-8

  • Modify handling of exceptions

Ver 1.7.0 2018-8-22

  • Improved finding monitor name for Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803)

Ver 1.6.0 2018-5-25

  • Extended function to control DDC/CI connected monitor
  • Modified function to enable moving together

Ver 1.5.1 2018-2-19

  • Refactored

Ver 1.5.0 2018-2-12

  • Improved handling of uncontrollable monitor

Ver 1.4.0 2018-1-17

  • Modified handling of monitor names

Ver 1.2.4 2017-10-12

  • Added control by mouse wheel

Ver 1.2.3 2017-5-24

  • Suppressed exception

Ver 1.2.2 2017-4-17

  • Fixed issue of window location

Ver 1.2.1 2017-4-3

  • Refactored

Ver 1.2.0 2017-3-29

  • Added function to show adjusted brightness

Ver 1.0.0 2017-2-22

  • Initial release

License

  • MIT License

Developer

  • emoacht (emotom[atmark]pobox.com)
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