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New in v1.13.11

New features & improvements:

  • Replaced WMI communication method with native C++ bindings. (Thanks, @djsweet!)
  • Last known brightness will now apply after connected displays change.
  • Time Of Day Adjustments will more aggressively apply after sleep and connected monitors change.
  • Improved Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese language detection.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

Fixes:

  • Fixed CLI incorrectly setting a brightness level of 0.
  • Fixed "Link Levels" not working when the first display is not supported.
  • Fixed Time Of Day Adjustments firing early.
  • Fixed monitor reordering not taking immediate effect.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.10

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes.
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Added option to customize or disable "Turn Off Displays" feature.
  • Added option for hotkeys to break Linked Levels.
  • User settings are now removed on uninstall (including the Windows startup entry).
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.
  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).
  • Improved error handling related to WMI monitor communication.
  • Added an option for 1% brightness increments for hotkeys.

Fixes:

  • Fixed overlay not staying open when interacting with it.
  • Potential fix when reading/writing brightness values.
  • Hopefully fixed multiple issues related to monitor detection at startup and after monitor changes.
  • Potential improvements to responsiveness after resuming from sleep mode and at startup.
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).
  • Fixed issue where overlay wouldn't always hide itself.
  • Improved error handling on startup.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.10

This release is primarily to mitigate issues with Windows 11 Insider builds. At the moment, Twinkle Tray is not fully compatible with these builds of Windows 11. I am looking into a proper fix for Windows 11's removal of WMIC.

New features & improvements:

  • Improved error handling related to WMI monitor communication.
  • Added an option for 1% brightness increments for hotkeys.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.9

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes.
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Added option to customize or disable "Turn Off Displays" feature.
  • Added option for hotkeys to break Linked Levels.
  • User settings are now removed on uninstall (including the Windows startup entry).
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.
  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).

Fixes:

  • Fixed overlay not staying open when interacting with it.
  • Potential fix when reading/writing brightness values.
  • Hopefully fixed multiple issues related to monitor detection at startup and after monitor changes.
  • Potential improvements to responsiveness after resuming from sleep mode and at startup.
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).
  • Fixed issue where overlay wouldn't always hide itself.
  • Improved error handling on startup.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.8 & v1.13.9

New features & improvements:

  • Add new icon option based off of the new Sun Valley icons.
  • Added support for Segoe UI Variable font.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

Fixes:

  • Fixed overlay not staying open when interacting with it.
  • Potential fix when reading/writing brightness values.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.7

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Added option to customize or disable "Turn Off Displays" feature.
  • Added option for hotkeys to break Linked Levels.
  • User settings are now removed on uninstall (including the Windows startup entry).
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.
  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).

Fixes:

  • Hopefully fixed multiple issues related to monitor detection at startup and after monitor changes.
  • Potential improvements to responsiveness after resuming from sleep mode and at startup.
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).
  • Fixed issue where overlay wouldn't always hide itself.
  • Improved error handling on startup.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.8

New features & improvements:

  • Add new icon option based off of the new Sun Valley icons.
  • Added support for Segoe UI Variable font.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

Fixes:

  • Fixed overlay not staying open when interacting with it.
  • Potential fix when reading/writing brightness values.
  • Reduced CPU usage and number of processes.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.7

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Added option to customize or disable "Turn Off Displays" feature.
  • Added option for hotkeys to break Linked Levels.
  • User settings are now removed on uninstall (including the Windows startup entry).
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.
  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).

Fixes:

  • Hopefully fixed multiple issues related to monitor detection at startup and after monitor changes.
  • Potential improvements to responsiveness after resuming from sleep mode and at startup.
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).
  • Fixed issue where overlay wouldn't always hide itself.
  • Improved error handling on startup.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.7

New features & improvements:

  • Added option to customize or disable "Turn Off Displays" feature.
  • Added option for hotkeys to break Linked Levels.
  • User settings are now removed on uninstall (including the Windows startup entry).
  • Reorganized some settings.
  • Updated Traditional Chinese localization.

Fixes:

  • Improved DDC/CI error handling.
  • Minor RAM optimizations.
  • Additional potential improvements to responsiveness after resuming from sleep mode and at startup.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.6

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Improved handling of laptops/tablets when the internal display is off.
  • Improved reliability of DDC/CI communication.
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.
  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).

Fixes:

  • Hopefully fixed multiple issues related to monitor detection at startup and after monitor changes.
  • Potential improvements to responsiveness after resuming from sleep mode and at startup.
  • Fixed issue where overlay wouldn't always hide itself.
  • Improved error handling on startup.
  • Reduced background CPU usage on low-end hardware.
  • Potentially improved error handling when DDC/CI temporarily breaks connection.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.6

Fixes:

  • Hopefully fixed multiple issues related to monitor detection at startup and after monitor changes.
  • Potential improvements to responsiveness after resuming from sleep mode and at startup.
  • Fixed issue where overlay wouldn't always hide itself.
  • Improved error handling on startup.
  • Reduced background CPU usage on low-end hardware.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.5

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Improved handling of laptops/tablets when the internal display is off.
  • Improved reliability of DDC/CI communication.
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.
  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).

Fixes:

  • Potentially improved error handling when DDC/CI temporarily breaks connection.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.5

Fixes:

  • Reverted monitor detection code to address a regression with display detection at startup.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.4

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Improved handling of laptops/tablets when the internal display is off.
  • Improved reliability of DDC/CI communication.
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.
  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).

Fixes:

  • Potentially improved error handling when DDC/CI temporarily breaks connection.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.4

Improvements & fixes:

  • Added support for hidden taskbars.
  • Added support for taskbars on non-primary displays.
  • Added support for new Fluent UI icons (Windows build 21327+).
  • Fixed potential vulnerability (CVE-2021-28119).
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.3

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Improved handling of laptops/tablets when the internal display is off.
  • Improved reliability of DDC/CI communication.
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

Fixes:

  • Potentially improved error handling when DDC/CI temporarily breaks connection.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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This is a re-release of v1.13.2 with two small changes:

  • Fixed some settings not properly toggling.
  • Updated Russian localization.

New in v1.13.2

New features & improvements:

  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Improved handling of laptops/tablets when the internal display is off.
  • Improved reliability of DDC/CI communication.
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.1

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

Fixes:

  • Potentially improved error handling when DDC/CI temporarily breaks connection.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.
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New in v1.13.2

New features & improvements:

  • The last known brightness will now be restored at app startup. This can be turned off in the settings.
  • Added command line flag to show overlay.
  • When "link levels" is active, all displays will be combined into one slider.
  • Improved handling of laptops/tablets when the internal display is off.
  • Improved reliability of DDC/CI communication.
  • Reduced slider judder in the flyout/overlay.

v1.13.0 - v1.13.1

New features & improvements:

  • Moved WMI + DDC/CI communication to another thread. Opening and interacting with the brightness flyout should now be more responsive.
  • Improved handling of Windows theme changes (thanks, @Seo-Rii!).
  • Twinkle Tray will attempt to restore your last brightness settings after the PC wakes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Restored Theme option.
  • The brightness flyout will no longer animate if animations are disabled in Windows.
  • Brightness can now be controlled from the command line. See the readme for details.
  • Updated localizations for several languages.

Fixes:

  • Potentially improved error handling when DDC/CI temporarily breaks connection.
  • Improved handling of hotkeys assigned to disconnected displays.
  • Multiple instances of Twinkle Tray will now be prevented.
  • Scheduled brightness should now correctly take effect after waking up from sleep or hibernation.
  • Fixed hotkeys for all monitors and turning off displays not functioning.
  • Theme overrides now override colored taskbar.