How to install Desktop Dimmer on Ubuntu 17.04 and below


Desktop Dimmer is one of my favorite apps. It allows me to dimm or turn of my desktop light when its too bright. This app would be a great app for those who struggle with thier eye vision while working on their desktop or laptop without any screen shade to protect them from too much light ray. Desktop Dimmer enables you to have a darker-than-dark dimming ability for internal and external screens, and its available for macOS, Windows and Linux (Beta). Before we proceed on how to install Desktop Dimmer on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at what it offers.

Desktop Dimmer Features

  • Works on both macOS Sierra, Windows 10, as well as Ubuntu
  • Comes with a small resource footprint, hence with minimal User Interface
  • The settings are persisted as well as restored per-Display without any configuration
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting external displays are handled seamlessly

Desktop Dimmer Changelog


  • Comes with adds persistent supend & resume
  • Human-readable JSON configuration files
  • Task-bar menu positioning included (Linux)
  • Adds top/left/right task-bar support (Windows)
  • Added support for light as well as dark desktop theme (macOS)
  • Furthermore, removed AppImage package
  • Add pretty configuration JSON formatting


  • Improved popup behaviour (Linux)
  • Fixed autostart behaviour (Linux)
  • Addressed automatic startup on Linux
  • Fixed rpm package, as well as dimming offset (Linux)

How to install Desktop Dimmer on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

  • Download the latest DEB release from here (64bit or 32bit depending on your OS)


sudo apt install gdebi    wget    sudo gdebi desktop-dimmer-2.9.0-i386.deb


sudo apt install gdebi    wget    sudo gdebi desktop-dimmer-2.9.0-amd64.deb

How to uninstall Desktop Dimmer from Ubuntu

sudo apt remove desktop-dimmer
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