Ambient Light Fix

System Software adaptive ambient automatic brightness screen

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5 .0

I really like Arch-deriratives such as Antergos, but I am missing the feature which automatically adjusts the screen brightness... There are programs which adjusts the brightness based on input from the webcam but that didn't really ever work for me... So I wrote my own program which uses the computer's ambiance-sensors.

Everything is written in bash... and it is my first bash-script so it might not be super-pretty, but it works :-D

::: Installation :::

There are two ways:

The manual way
(pick _gmux or _intel accordinlgy)

1) Copy ambientLightFix to /usr/bin/
2) Copy ambientLightFix.service to /etc/systemd/system/
3) $
systemctl enable ambientLightFix_intel.service --now

The automated way
(will also help you uninstall or update to a newer version as well as check if you have ambience sensors before attempting setup)

1) Run
in a Terminal and state your password a couple of times when prompted.

Hope my little program will give you many happy hours in front of your screen :-)


5 months ago

I have a Surface Pro 4. I recently tested out GNOME on my device. I was a little jealous of GNOME's automatic brightness setting, even though it's intrusive and doesn't work that well. I just found and installed this on KDE Neon (KDE Plasmq 5.19.2) less than 30 minutes ago. It works great! It's way better than what GNOME has! Could you please add a way to adjust the minimum and maximum brightness level?




4 months ago

Didn't see this comment until now, hehe - First of all it's really nice to hear that Ambient Light Fix works great for you :-) I have been planning on getting back at development with it. I will try to include your suggestion in an update hopefully soon :-)



1 year ago


Thank you for doing this. It is working great on ASUS laptop running Fedora 29.

Can you include keyboard backlight control? That would be awesome.





1 year ago

Thank you for your feedback. Awesome that it works great on your computer :-)

Yeah, I've been thinking about adding user control for some time. I will try to find time to work on that :-)


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