Indicator to change the screen brightness in Ubuntu

Earlier we talked about Xbacklight, a small tool that allows us to change the brightness of the screen from the console, a very interesting option for those users who like to use the terminal, but not so striking for those who prefer tools graphics. For the latter it exists Brightness indicator, An indicator for the Ubuntu panel which allows increase and decrease the screen brightness in an extremely simple way.

The indicator allows change the screen brightness in three different ways:

  • Setting key combinations
  • Choose the brightness level from a drop-down list
  • Using the scroll wheel of our mouse

The first option is especially interesting, especially because to implement it simply need to add a couple of custom keyboard shortcuts with the values:

/opt/ --up


/opt/ --down


to install Brightness indicator in Ubuntu you need to add an external repository, which contains packages for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 i Ubuntu 12.04. To add this repository we run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-brightness/ppa

Then we simply refresh the local information:

sudo apt-get update

And we install:

sudo apt-get install indicator-brightness

Learn more – Adjust the screen brightness with Xbacklight
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