🖥 Control your external monitor brightness & volume on your Mac (by MonitorControl)

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Posts where MonitorControl has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-06-01.
  • Is there really no Screen Brightness control? | 2021-06-13
    Monitor Control is another app similar to Lunar that natively controls your hardware display brightness. However, it doesn't work on M1 Macs yet due to a software limitation on Apple's end. You can follow the progress here
  • NVIDIA Audio
  • Hackintosh / MacOS free tools
    As a slimmer alternative to Lunar, I use monitorControl ( to control brightness of external monitors
    On mobile so I must have missed it but MonitorControl is something I use for my monitors and it is amazing. I think it should be on that list.
  • Looking for a 27” to34” hdr monitor for M1. | 2021-05-24
  • Unable to adjust the volume of built-in-screen audio (OpenCore, AMD, RX570 via HDMI, BenQ GW2480)
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  • Any way to change brightness on external display through macOS? | 2021-04-29
    I use monitorcontrol, works like a charm and even manage the sound output as well, oh and yes, it's free
  • Just upgraded from using my 16" MacBook Pro screen to dual 32" 4K monitors :) | 2021-04-25
    Hi, try MonitorControl App, I have been using this with my Dell 27” 4K for last 2 years and it works great.
  • My cozy homework setup :) | 2021-03-26
    You can if you install MonitorControl
  • Improvements in M1 external monitor support in 11.3? | 2021-03-24
    Currently M1 macs seem to lack the ability to control external displays using MonitorControl. Also support of LG monitors appears to be limited as one cannot use the OnScreen Control to set the brightness/color profile etc. Can anyone confirm whether 11.3 beta 5 improves the issues?
  • 11.2.3... | 2021-03-21
    In the mean time, try MonitorControl. It‘s pretty neat, it allows you to change the displays internal volume and even brightness with most monitors using the default keyboard keys, that way you don’t need an extra driver and can adjust volume over HDMI. (And as a bonus, also change the brightness quickly)
  • I want to control my external monitor/speakers(mainly volume) from my 2020 intel Mac and every app I found doesn’t work on big sur. Any help? | 2021-03-19
    Also I did find this in an old post but curios how this works. Any good?
  • Can macOS control brightness on Dell U3419W Monitor? | 2021-02-28
    I have looked online at various solutions and both MonitorControl and Lunar don't recognize the monitor's DDC either.
  • The start of my setup. | 2021-02-15
    Would app work?
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Basic MonitorControl repo stats
14 days ago

MonitorControl/MonitorControl is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.