Wouldn’t it be cool if you could control each display independently, dim the one you want (instead of throwing a towel over it)? Yes, Virginia, there is a screen dimmer app for the Mac and you’ll never guess the name.
Dim The Screen With An App
Assume for a moment that you, dear Mac owner, are one of the privileged few, though growing in number, you have the same multiple display problem as the pros.
How can you dim one screen while keeping another screen clear and bright? There’s an app for that.
ScreenDimmer is a very simple, useful, elegant, modestly priced, and much needed app that controls and dims up to three displays on your Mac.
What? How can that be? One app to control them all? Even better than that are ScreenDimmer’s controls. Click the app icon in the Menubar, select the screen, click the Enable button, and you’re almost ready to dim.
Dim? Yes. Notice the clever little slider bar in the pull down app window? That’s how you dim the screen.
That’s it. Mission accomplished.
ScreenDimmer will dim the selected screen to the desired amount of, well, I guess it’s called dimness.
Put another way, ScreenDimmer also controls the screens brightness. But the objective isn’t to be brighter.
The Mac’s built-in controls can handle that. What you want is to dim the screen. Why?
If you’re watching a movie in a multi-display Mac, there’s no need to have both screens radiating your face at the same time.
ScreenDimmer will dim the one you’re not watching. That’s worth a couple of bucks.