display

A Java graphics utilities class

As a quick note, here’s a little Java graphics utilities class I started putting together today. Mostly I’m just concerned with monitor/display sizes at the moment, especially when a computer system has multiple displays.

Java/Scala: How to determine the monitor sizes of multiple displays

Note: This code is currently a work in progress. I know of possible approaches, but I don’t know of a perfect working solution yet.

I’m currently trying to find the right way to find the current monitor size, when you’re writing a Java Swing application to work in a multiple-monitor configuration. I always use three monitors, so I can test this pretty easily.

The iMac brightness too bright problem

iMac brightness FAQ: Help, my iMac brightness is too bright, is there a way I can dim the iMac monitor brightness more than the standard iMac brightness control allows?

Yes, I have the same problem, and fortunately this "iMac brightness is too bright" problem seems to be a well-known issue. Even better, you can get free software to help dim the iMac brightness more than Apple allows with Mac OS X. Over a year ago I downloaded a free Mac application named Shades that does a good job of reducing the iMac brightness, and here's what I know about it.

Display specifications for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

iPhone/iPad display specifications FAQs: What is the display resolution of the iPad, iPhone, or iPod? How large are the screens (pixels, or ppi)?

I've been doing a lot of work lately converting my DVD movie collection into digital movie files that I can watch on my iPhone, and as part of converting these DVD movies into digital movie files, I needed to learn about the iPhone, iPod, and iPad specifications, in particular their screen/display specifications.

iMac monitor - How to turn off your iMac monitor without turning off your iMac

iMac monitor energy saving FAQ: How can I turn off my iMac monitor without turning off my iMac?

I've hooked up some nice speakers to my iMac and I often use it to play music in the house, and this morning I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if I could turn off the iMac monitor while it's just playing music?" Hopefully that would help extend the life of the display, not to mention save some energy and be more "green".