It’s so infuriating that, to this day, only third party apps speak DDC/CI. Why don’t Apple and Microsoft support it out of the box?! Even mainline Linux doesn’t do it, only an external module does.
From my 4+ years of experience of responding to support emails, I’d say they probably tried it internally and found the device support not consistent enough.
What I encounter the most when users say Lunar doesn’t work for them:
With so many ways to fail, I think Apple doesn’t want to provide such a solution. They would rather sell a monitor that has their own USB protocol for changing brightness and volume smoothly.
If I had to guess, it’s similar to IPMI where every manufacturer considers “supported” as:
I had no idea about Lunar but it sounds like just what I need! Thanks for this really great write-up on an interesting problem and for Lunar :-)
Glad you enjoyed it! If you experience any issues with Lunar, feel free to reach me and Lunar’s community on our Discord channel listed on the lunar.fyi website.
Brilliant app, website, blog post, attitude (I love the humble decision to listen to a user).
I too had never heard of Lunar and will be buying a copy to encourage all of the above. Also maybe I will reduce eye strain as a bonus.
It is indeed very hard to get the word out to the people that actually have a need for this app.
Ads don’t actually work for this niche so I’m happy that the article has this effect.