Calise detects background light through your webcam and adjusts your screens brightness. Unfortunately, it's linux only. Are there Windows friendly alternatives, or a way of emulating it while using windows?

  • Why do you want to run Windows? :) Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 20:00
  • oh you! I could learn you the ways of the nexus mods if you have the spirit heathen... Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 20:03
  • I tried Google searches for [ windows automatic screen brightness ] and [ windows automatic screen brightness webcam ]. Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 1:05
  • Many modern laptops include a built-in dedicated light sensor. If yours does, and if you're running Windows 7 Professional or higher, you can enable a Windows feature called "Adaptive Brightness" which will do what you want. Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 1:05
  • Otherwise, click here and download "SoftonEyes", or click here and get set up with some other software which can do what you want. Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 1:09

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What you want is definitely possible. The best solution is to use your laptop's built-in light sensor, if it has one and you can use it. See my comments on your question, above.

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