Control the brightness of your Ubuntu screen with this simple indicator


I really like these indicators, they can automate various tasks in the system and give you quick access to several important and useful settings. Today we are going to talk about one that will help you control the brightness of your computer or notebook screen.

I believe that your Notebook has a hotkey for the brightness adjustment function, but if you are a desktop, adjusting this directly on the monitor can be a bit more work. Even on a notebook, the Brightness Indicator can be quite useful.

Brightness Indicator

The amount of brightness levels can vary from computer to computer, but you will have a brightness scale to adjust.

How to install on your Ubuntu?

There are two traditional ways to download and install, you can download the .deb package directly from the Launchpad and install with two clicks. Or use PPA: ppa: indicator-brightness / ppa

Tip: See how to install a PPA without using the terminal

If you want to do the installation by terminal, just run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-brightness/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install indicator-brightness

You will find the application directly in your system’s menu, it will automatically create an entry in the session applications, so every time you log in to the system, the Brightness Indicator will be loaded. If you want to change this, open the menu and look for “session apps” and disable or remove the startup from it.

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