Free Tool to Adjust Screen Brightness or Contrast of DDC-compatible monitor



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  • Latest Version

    ClickMonitorDDC 7.2 LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

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    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

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ClickMonitorDDC is a lightweight system utility that can help PC users quickly and accurately modify the brightness and contrast values of their DDC-compatible monitors straight from the app located in their taskbar.

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While modern monitors all support the easy calibration of display characteristics, those tools are often hidden away several clicks away in the monitor driver configuration application that in some cases requires a dozen seconds of waiting until it is fully loaded and shown on screen.

On the other hand, this incredibly small and fast application can be accessed in a single click and can even reliably switch brightness and contrast values using user-defined keyboard shortcuts!

PC users like to take full control over all hardware that is available to them. This, of course, extends to their monitors, which often come with factory settings that are not optimized perfectly for all types of home and professional users such as getting the eyestrain-free productivity visuals, or precisely tuning the display for mastering, coloring, or video editing projects. Itenables users to set their predefined templates that can be recalled with a keyboard shortcut or have easily accessible brightness and contrast bars by simply clicking on the app tray icon.

The user interface of ClickMonitorDDC for Windows 11/10 features just a single pop-up window that features three vertical bars – brightness, contrast, and system audio volume (this third one represents an addon that can be turned off if the user wishes so). In addition to tweaking bar values by mouse drag and drop function, all bars also feature an array of buttons ranked between 0 and 100 in a step of 5, for quick selection of offered values.

The top of the window features the currently set values for the selected monitor. Customization options include the ability to start with Windows OS, to include a volume slider, and a welcomed option to synchronize brightness and contrast values on all currently detected monitors. Hotkeys and preset color customization options are also available.

ClickMonitorDDC is 100% FREE and can be used without restriction in both home and business environments. The app is distributed online as a sub-megabyte application that features its own automated installer and uninstaller and is optimized to work only on several last modern versions of Windows OS (7, 8, 10, 11 - both 32-bit and 64-bit).

Main Features
  • DDC/CI Control: The tool facilitates direct control of monitor settings via the DDC/CI protocol, offering seamless adjustments of brightness, contrast, volume, input source, and more.
  • Customizable Hotkeys: Users can assign custom hotkeys to quickly adjust monitor settings, providing a convenient and efficient way to fine-tune display preferences.
  • Multi-Monitor Support: The software seamlessly integrates with multi-monitor setups, allowing users to manage settings for individual monitors or apply changes universally across all connected displays.
  • Monitor Profiles: It enables users to create and save custom monitor profiles, streamlining the process of switching between preferred settings for different tasks or environments.
  • Automated Tasks: The application supports automation through scripting, empowering users to automate monitor adjustments based on predefined triggers or schedules.
User Interface

It features a clean and intuitive user interface, with straightforward controls for accessing monitor settings.

ClickMonitorDDC Screenshot 2

The interface is designed for ease of use, providing clear options for adjusting various parameters without overwhelming users with unnecessary complexity.

Installation and Setup

Installing the DDC-compatible monitor program is a straightforward process, requiring users to download the setup file from the official website or trusted sources, like FileHorse. Once downloaded, users can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. The software seamlessly integrates with the Windows operating system, and users can launch it directly from the desktop or system tray.

How to Use

Using this app is simple and user-friendly. After installation, users can launch the application and access monitor settings directly from the interface. The software provides options for adjusting brightness, contrast, volume, and other parameters with just a few clicks. Additionally, users can customize hotkeys for quick access to frequently used functions and create monitor profiles for different scenarios.


Does ClickMonitorDDC support all monitors?
ClickMonitorDDC is compatible with most modern monitors that support the DDC/CI protocol. However, some older or specialized monitors may not be fully supported.

Can I use ClickMonitorDDC with multiple monitors?
Yes, it fully supports multi-monitor setups, allowing users to manage settings for each monitor individually or apply changes universally.

Can I automate monitor adjustments with ClickMonitorDDC?
Yes, it supports automation through scripting, enabling users to automate monitor adjustments based on predefined triggers or schedules.

Does ClickMonitorDDC work on Mac or Linux systems?
Currently, the tool is only available for Windows operating systems and does not support Mac or Linux platforms.

System Requirements

The tool is compatible with Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11. The software has modest system requirements and can run on most modern PC hardware without significant performance impact.

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Seamless integration with the DDC/CI protocol
  • Customizable hotkeys for quick adjustments
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Automation capabilities through scripting
  • This product is not developed actively anymore
  • Limited support for Mac and Linux platforms
  • Some specialized monitors may not be fully compatible

ClickMonitorDDC is a highly useful software application for users seeking greater control over their monitor settings. With its intuitive interface, customizable hotkeys, and support for multi-monitor setups, it offers a convenient solution for adjusting brightness, contrast, volume, and other parameters with ease.

While it may have limitations in terms of platform compatibility and monitor support, its overall functionality and usability make it a valuable tool for optimizing the display experience on Windows systems. Whether for everyday use or specialized tasks, it provides a comprehensive solution for managing monitor settings efficiently.

  • ClickMonitorDDC 7.2 Screenshots

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    ClickMonitorDDC 7.2 Screenshot 1
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What's new in this version:

- On some systems, monitorname was not displayed, fixed
- Now auto-run commands can also be run if app is not in full-screen