Re: monitor question-hopes it's not off-topic

  • From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:34:17 -0400

Some laptops have a way to turn down the backlight, I know every gateway I've ever had had a way. My current gateway was made by acer so I think they do too on some if not all, usually the FN key and some combination of arrow keys or page up and down keys. It's always different. I think I can even shut mine off on the current laptop but I can't remember the key combination. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Littlefield, Tyler" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:29 PM
Subject: monitor question-hopes it's not off-topic

Hello list,
I've been switching out batteries from laptop to laptop because the ac port where I plug in the laptop died. They're supposed to come fix the mother board, but that was scheduled two or three weeks ago.
Anyway, I noticed my monitor light is pretty bright.
Would there be a way to dim it or just turn the monitor off until I need it?
I was thinking about a driver to change the backlight, but I don't really feel comfortable doing that kind of programming. Not yet anyway. Would someone be willing to help me with this, or would there be another way to do it?

Tyler Littlefield.
Vertigo head coder
"My programs don't have bugs, just randomly added features."
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