ControlMyMonitor v1.00
Copyright (c) 2017 Nir Sofer

Description

ControlMyMonitor allows you view and modify the settings of your monitor (Also known as 'VCP Features'), like brightness, contrast, sharpness, red/green/blue color balance, and more... You can modify the monitor settings from the GUI and from command-line. You can also export all settings of your monitor into a configuration file and then later load the same configuration back into your monitor.

System Requirements

  • Any version of Windows, starting from Windows Vista and up to Windows 10.
  • Hardware that supports DDC/CI.

Start Using ControlMyMonitor

ControlMyMonitor doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it simply run the executable file - ControlMyMonitor.exe

After running ControlMyMonitor, the current settings of your monitor are displayed in the main window. If you have multiple monitors, you can choose another monitor from the monitor combo-box below the toolbar.
In order to modify a single item, select the item that you want to change, and then double click the item (or press the F6 key). You can also increase or decrease the current value by using the 'Increase Value' or 'Decrease Value' options (Under the Action menu). You can also increase/decrease values by using the mouse wheel, according to the selected option in Options -> Change Value With Mouse Wheel. By default, the mouse wheel feature is active when you hold down the Ctrl key.

Restore Factory Defaults

There are some write-only items that allow you to restore the factory defaults of the monitor. In order to activate these items, you have to set the value to 1.

Save/Load Config

ControlMyMonitor allows you to export all read/write properties into a simple text file and then later load these properties back to the monitor. You can find the save/load config feature under the File menu ('Save Monitor Config' and 'Load Monitor Config').

Command-Line Options

If you have only one monitor, you can use 'Primary' as your monitor string in all command-line options.
If you have multiple monitors, you have to find a string that uniquely identifies your monitor. Open ControlMyMonitor , select the desired monitor and then press Ctrl+M (Copy Monitor Settings). Paste the string from the clipboard into notepad or other text editor. You'll see something like this:

Monitor Device Name: "\\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0"
Monitor Name: "22EA53"
Serial Number: "402CFEZE1200"
Adapter Name: "Intel(R) HD Graphics"
Monitor ID: "MONITOR\GSM59A4\{4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0012"

You can use any string from this list as long as the other monitors on your system have different values for the same property.

/SetValue <Monitor String> <VCP Code> <Value> Sets the value of the specified VCP Code for the specified monitor.

Here's some examples:

Set the brightness of primary monitor to 70:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SetValue Primary 10 70

Set the contrast of the monitor with serial number 102ABC335 to 65:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SetValue "102ABC335" 12 65

Restore factory defaults to the \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0 monitor:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SetValue "\\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0" 04 1

Turn on the \\.\DISPLAY2\Monitor0 monitor:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SetValue "\\.\DISPLAY2\Monitor0" D6 1

Turn off the \\.\DISPLAY2\Monitor0 monitor: (On some monitors you should set the value to 4 instead of 5)
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SetValue "\\.\DISPLAY2\Monitor0" D6 5

Change the input source of \\.\DISPLAY3\Monitor0 monitor:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SetValue "\\.\DISPLAY3\Monitor0" 60 3

/ChangeValue <Monitor String> <VCP Code> <Value> Increases/decreases the value of the specified VCP Code for the specified monitor.

Here's some examples:

Increase the brightness of the primary monitor by 5%:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /ChangeValue Primary 10 5

Decrease the contrast of the \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0 monitor by 5%:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /ChangeValue "\\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0" 12 -5

/SaveConfig <Filename> <Monitor String> Saves all read+write values of the specified monitor into a file.
For example:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SaveConfig "c:\temp\mon1.cfg" Primary
ControlMyMonitor.exe /SaveConfig "c:\temp\mon1.cfg" "\\.\DISPLAY2\Monitor0"
/LoadConfig <Filename> <Monitor String> Loads all values stored in configuration file into the specified monitor.
For example:
ControlMyMonitor.exe /LoadConfig "c:\temp\mon1.cfg" Primary
ControlMyMonitor.exe /LoadConfig "c:\temp\mon1.cfg" "\\.\DISPLAY2\Monitor0"

Translating ControlMyMonitor to other languages

In order to translate ControlMyMonitor to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run ControlMyMonitor with /savelangfile parameter:
    ControlMyMonitor.exe /savelangfile
    A file named ControlMyMonitor_lng.ini will be created in the folder of ControlMyMonitor utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run ControlMyMonitor, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run ControlMyMonitor without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com
Download ControlMyMonitor

ControlMyMonitor is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of ControlMyMonitor, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'controlmymonitor_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed ControlMyMonitor utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
DutchJan Verheijen 15/11/20171.00
FrenchLargo 12/11/20171.00
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de 07/11/20171.00
Greek geogeo.gr 14/11/20171.00