Free Monitor Manager review

Free Monitor Manager is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to manage basic display related settings.

Most monitors come with options to change display settings such as the display’s brightness or contrast. While that is the case, screens attached to computers, to laptops for instance, may not offer these hardware controls.

This means that users have to rely on third-party software, the controls provided by the operating system, or video card software, to manage these settings.

Windows 10 user may change the display brightness under Settings > System > Display for instance.

Free Monitor Manager

free monitor manager

Free Monitor Manager is a portable program that you can run from any location on the system. The interface displays all the functionality that the program has to offer.

The Brightness, Contrast, Red, Green and Blue sliders show the current value in percent. You may use the slider to increase or decrease the value of a particular option. Any change is reflected directly on the screen so that you can adjust it.

The program supports multi-monitor systems, and will detect any monitor connected to the computer system. Simply click on the monitor menu to select a different monitor that is connected at the time.

This allows you to change the values for that monitor without affecting any other monitors.

The only other feature that Free Monitor Manager supports lets you save data to profiles. This provides you with options to switch between different values faster, as you have to select one of the profiles only to do so.

The settings icon is tiny, and you may overlook it easily as it is placed directly next to the help icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

You will notice however that all but two settings are reserved to paying customers. All you can do there is to enable the “start with Windows” option, and to change the interface language.

The features that are not free are options to switch between profiles using the mouse, change value using global hotkeys or when applications are activated. The latter option allows you to change the monitor’s brightness or contrast when you play a movie or start a photo editor for instance.

Verdict

Free Monitor Manager is a useful program for Windows devices and monitors that don’t offer hardware controls to manage the supported values. It may also improve controls on multi-monitor systems, as you may control them all from a single interface.

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Software Name

Free Monitor Manager

Operating System

Windows

Software Category

Administration

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