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Advanced operations involves the concept of profile. A profile is a set of configurations to keep brightness level, whether to set brightness on your system startup, whether to reduce brightness when your Windows system runs into an idle state, and how long you can tolerate the idle. Profile can be one or many, and this depends on your practical needs. A profile can be either saved or applied (take effect immediately).

 

Profile cannot be copied across your Mac computers. For instance, you cannot use a MacBook Pro profile to adjust your iMac on Microsoft Windows or verse versa. However, if you have two MacBook Pro of the same model, and you can transfer the profile from one computer to the other.

 

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Icon and Profile

 

An icon is required for each profile you create. Let's say, you choose an Cloudy icon, and set the brightness level to 3, and you save the profile by clicking the Save Profile button. The next time you choose the Cloudy icon, the brightness level is loaded and the brightness of your screen and/or monitor is adjusted from its current value to Level 3.

 

Profile Name Drop Down List

 

You can change the default name of your profile in the profile name drop down list, for instance, you change it to cloudy2_night or any text indicating it's a cloudy night.

 

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If you click the drop down arrow button on the right side of the above drop down list, you will get all the available icons,

 

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To choose an icon is to choose a profile. When the profile is empty (not set), nothing appears after the text label Brightness Level.

 

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If you want to create a profile for dunno, simply set an initial brightness value, and click the Save Profile button.

 
 

Set Brightness Settings on Startup

 

Certain models of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro do not support brightness control very well after Microsoft Windows gets loaded. The brightness level is always the highest value (100% brightness) even if you make the brightness dimmer last time you turn off your Mac. This Mac brightness problem can be rectified when you enable this option. Mac Brightness Control helps you set the brightness level of your choice on Windows startup to reduce eyestrain.

 
 

Reduce Brightness when System Idle

 

If you do not move your mouse or press any key on your keyboard after a certain period of time, let's say, 20 minutes, you can minimize the brightness of your MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro to save energy and prolong its lifetime.

 

 

Save Profile

 

Your profiles are saved in the registry hive of your Windows. You can export the settings by downloading a backup and recovery tool from MacBrightness.com,

 

http://www.macbrightness.com/download.html

 

 

Apply Profile

 

After you select a profile the brightness level of your monitor is adjusted immediately, however, the feature of Set Brightness Settings on Startup and Reduce Brightness when System Idle are not effective. Therefore, you need to click this Apply Profile button to enable or disable the two features.

 

 

 

NOTE: Mac Pro and Mac Mini require external display devices, such as a digital monitor or a digital screen. Therefore, Mac Brightness Control might not work properly with certain types of external display devices. In this case the software would report Not supported.