Ever wanted to control the brightness of your multi monitor setup independently but from the same place?
I know some of you reading this do as you’ve previously mailed in and asked if we knew of a solution.
Well, we found one.
Brightness Controller is a small tool using Xrandr to let you independently adjust the brightness of your primary and external monitors.
Not being a multi-monitor user myself I can’t confirm how well this app works; or whether it’s a software-based dimmer.
But if you think it’d be useful you can grab the app from the Ubuntu Software Center on 12.04 through 13.04:
For more information on how it works, how to use, and how to report issues head over to the Github page for the application: