Every night before I go to bed, I dim my iMac's screen to the dimmest setting and set the sound volume to mute. I found the toggle mute feature, but I can seem to find any way to set the screen brightness to the dimmest setting. There are macros for incremental dimming, but I'm looking for a way to write a macro that toggles the brightness on and off to go along with the mute sound settings. I don't want my iMac to sleep during this time due to having processor-intensive backups running (BackBlaze). Is there an easy solution to put the toggle brightness and toggle sound under a single keystroke?
Can you repeat this action:
Set the largest number that is needed.
I thought of that, but I'm hoping to find a toggle solution so that when I hit the key again, it brings the brightness back to full. Hoping the developer could add a toggle feature where you can set the minimum/maximum numerically. Like the dimmest setting = 0 and brightest setting = 10. Thank you though. I'm also looking at a third-party solution where I can just have KM control that if the third-party app lets you set keystroke commands, but having it all in KM would be ideal.
I actually thought I had it just through an Apple keyboard command. When you press control-shift-eject, it turns the monitor completely to black. But apparently there's no way in KM to use the eject key as a modifier.
The command line brightness as suggested by @martin looks like your best option.
You can get the current brightness using the
You can put this in a KM Execute a Shell Script action and return to a KM Global Variable, say
Then when you want to restore the brightness, use this KM Variable in another Shell Script:
Note that both will install in the disabled state.
Toggle Brightness.kmmacros (16 KB)
Toggle Volume.kmmacros (16 KB)
That's the built-in shortcut for display sleep.
Use a Device Key trigger instead of a Hot Key trigger to use the Eject key. As an example:
I've made a small refinement to Toggle Brightness and Toggle Volume macros and posted the updates here.
If either macro is triggered with the ⌥ (Option key) down, a dialog will open providing a method to change the bright and dim (or loud and soft) settings. In the revised macros, the default buttons in the dialogs adjust based on the current brightness (or volume).