The screen on my Windows 7 x64 laptop is too bright for my eyes at night, even at the lowest useful driver settings. I've tried different programs to reduce screen brightness. The only acceptable solution that I found is Dark Screen (hxxp://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk/assistive.htm). A number of AVs at Jotti flag the Dark Screen installer as adware, but I believe that those are false positives. I've sent the installer to a few malware analysis sites; no suspicious behavior occurred. Nonetheless, to err on the side of caution, I ran the setup program in a virtual machine and used only the resulting portable executable, which is rated clean by all of the AVs at Jotti and did nothing suspicious at the malware analysis sites that I uploaded it to. If anybody wants, I can upload this portable executable to a file host. Other software that I tried: ssOverlay - similar to Dark Screen but doesn't darken all windows DimScreen - similar to Dark Screen but doesn't darken all windows Desktop Lighter - apparently adjusts gamma Dimmer - got an error if I recall correctly F.Lux - adjusts color temperature according to time of day F.Lux can probably be used in conjunction with Dark Screen if desired.