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Author Topic: EXISTS - IDEA: Hotkey controls for screen brightness.  (Read 10313 times)
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« on: May 28, 2005, 11:44:42 PM »

Virtually all laptops have this - why not desktop PCs?

I'm currently using GammaPanel (http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2796.html) but it doesn't support hotkey controls.
Maybe something with a gamma control or just brightness & contrast would be nice.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2005, 07:17:34 PM »

Right on the page you linked to, it says:

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Thanks to its hot-key feature, you don't even have to leave the game you're playing!

Is this incorrect?  The screen shot shows a hotkey feature.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2005, 12:06:08 AM »

Sorry - I should re-phrase that.

GammaPanel needs 1 hotkey defined per setting. 5 settings = 5 hotkeys. 10 gradual settings = ...wel you get the idea  smiley

Wouldn't it be better to have just 2 hotkeys for incremental +10% and -10% settings?
Maybe even have an option to set how many % to increase/decrease by as well.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 12:56:41 AM »

I can see why they designed GammaPanel that way, since it controls more than just brightness.

Could you use GammaPanel to create a series of hotkeys that increase/decrease brightness, but that are still easy to use and remember, such as Ctrl+Num0, Ctrl+Num1, Ctrl+Num2, and so on, or Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, and so on?  Not ideal for you I guess; I'm just trying to help.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2005, 01:58:10 AM »

geektechnu, have you tried emailing the author -
your feature request sounds very reasonable, an i'm just guessing it's the kind of idea an author would love to hear about and implement.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2005, 06:06:27 PM »

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have you tried emailing the author
I'd like to, but the homepage leads to an "Access Forbidden" error page.
The email link on this page has no address
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2005, 06:50:57 PM »

Hi all! This is the author of Gamma Panel  smiley

The incremental hot-key feature is on my list of features for the next release. I don't when it is going to be released - I'm very busy finishing my studies at the moment.

As far as my website goes - it went down about a week or two ago and I can't do anything at the moment - no time to contact the people who offered me hosting. I hope to fix it next month if I have enough time. The email is working and I hope that it will stay that way  Wink

Cheers,
Tomek
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2005, 06:54:15 PM »

The Resident Googler strikes again!  I hunted him down and shot him an email (actually two emails, at two different addresses; hopefully only one made it).

Thanks for responding so quickly, Tomek!

Geektechnu, Tomek's email address is in his profile.  And it's one of the addresses I used.  smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2005, 10:20:22 PM »

tporosin, welcome to our site - how fun to see a post from you !

if you need a place to host your webpage for a while, i'd be happy make some space available for you.  just email me (mouser@donationcoder.com) and ill set up an ftp account and web space.  would be our pleasure.

ps. it's our policy to grant membership to freeware authors, so i've upgraded you to member status. please make yourself at home smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2005, 12:29:52 AM »

You guys have made my day! Thanks  smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2005, 12:44:17 PM »

Hi smiley

I will try to solve the issues with my website when I have some free time. If I fail to put it back using the current address I will be glad to move it somewhere else...

Best regards,
Tomek

PS. Thanks for upgrading my status. It's nice to be here smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2005, 12:58:38 PM »

smiley sure, just let me know

(ps. it only takes a few minutes to set up an ftp login if you want a temporary home until you get things worked out, so don't hesitate to ask).
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2005, 03:14:46 PM »

I just wanted to let you know that you can download my programs from my website here at DonationCoder.com: http://www.donationcoder.com/members/stars/

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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2005, 03:18:52 PM »

our pleasure; if any other freeware authors find themselves in similar situation we'd be happy to help out.

by the way, gamma panel looks awesome, i think laptop users in particular might really want to check it out.
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2005, 03:57:33 PM »

What a guy mouser is!  Yeah Gamma Panel seems like it would be great for 3D games, especially for people like me who can't stand how dark they sometimes are.
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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2005, 03:32:16 AM »

don't you alter the gamma level in the individual games, Scott?
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2005, 06:05:09 AM »

Yeah I do, I guess I was just trying to think of a reason to use Gamma Panel...   ohmy
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2005, 06:51:16 AM »

just trying to think of a reason to use Gamma Panel...   ohmy
Individual RGB settings make it great for handling different color temperatures.

Personally, I use it to correct the color accuracy of my LCD screen using the contrast sliders.
I have a few settings that range from daylight use through to night use (with 50% brightness + 0.5 contrast for use with the lights out).

Maybe hotkeys to cycle frowards and backwards through the presets would work well.
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