HowTos Linux

How to install Desktop Dimmer on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

Desktop Dimmer is one of my favorite apps. It allows me to dimm or turn of my desktop light when its too bright. This app would be a great app for those who struggle with thier eye vision while working on their desktop or laptop without any screen shade to protect them from too much light ray. Desktop Dimmer enables you to have a darker-than-dark dimming ability for internal and external screens, and its available for macOS, Windows and Linux (Beta). Before we proceed on how to install Desktop Dimmer on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at what it offers.

install desktop dimmer

Desktop Dimmer Features

  • Works on both macOS Sierra, Windows 10, as well as Ubuntu
  • Comes with a small resource footprint, hence with minimal User Interface
  • The settings are persisted as well as restored per-Display without any configuration
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting external displays are handled seamlessly
READ  Battle For Wesnoth 1.13.6 Development Released, Install on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty

Desktop Dimmer Changelog

Features

  • Comes with adds persistent supend & resume
  • Human-readable JSON configuration files
  • Task-bar menu positioning included (Linux)
  • Adds top/left/right task-bar support (Windows)
  • Added support for light as well as dark desktop theme (macOS)
  • Furthermore, removed AppImage package
  • Add pretty configuration JSON formatting

Bugfixes

  • Improved popup behaviour (Linux)
  • Fixed autostart behaviour (Linux)
  • Addressed automatic startup on Linux
  • Fixed rpm package, as well as dimming offset (Linux)

How to install Desktop Dimmer on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

  • Download the latest DEB release from here (64bit or 32bit depending on your OS)

32bit

sudo apt install gdebi

wget https://github.com/sidneys/desktop-dimmer/releases/download/v2.9.0/desktop-dimmer-2.9.0-i386.deb

sudo gdebi desktop-dimmer-2.9.0-i386.deb

64bit

sudo apt install gdebi

wget https://github.com/sidneys/desktop-dimmer/releases/download/v2.9.0/desktop-dimmer-2.9.0-amd64.deb

sudo gdebi desktop-dimmer-2.9.0-amd64.deb

How to uninstall Desktop Dimmer from Ubuntu

sudo apt remove desktop-dimmer

About the author

Admin

A passionate Linux and Open Source user. In my spare time, I love developing mobile games for fun (You can check my games out iOS Store | Google Play Store) and also spend time contributing to the Linux community.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz