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#1 2017-04-20 08:29

alwanrosyidi
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Brightness Settings

Hello, I'm a new Q4OS user and highly satisfied by the distro. Everything works fine and rock solid stable, but I miss one important feature : Brigthness Settings.

Now I'm using xbacklight to adjust my monitor's brightness, but I think, it will be great if the developer could bring a GUI based brightness setting in the next Q4OS release.

Thankyou.

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#2 2017-04-20 09:12

Dai_trying
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Re: Brightness Settings

You could install tdepowersaver (or maybe you already have it installed) and simply hover your mouse over the icon (bottom right of screen) and use the mouse scroll wheel to adjust brightness up or down.

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#3 2017-04-20 10:38

alwanrosyidi
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Re: Brightness Settings

Well, thank you very much for the answer. I'll install it soon.

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#4 2017-04-20 10:43

alwanrosyidi
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Re: Brightness Settings

Apparently, tdepowersave is already installed. But it does not have the manual option to reduce screen brightness. There are only 4 options : Performance, Powersave, Presentation and accoustic.

What I'm talking here is screen brightness settings like in gnome or xfce where you can adjust the screen brightness manually by percentage.

Maybe I'll just keep going with xbacklight.

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#5 2017-04-20 14:10

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Re: Brightness Settings

If you scroll the mouse wheel while hovering over the icon, the display will reduce/increase the same as using a gui with a slider.

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#6 2017-04-25 04:35

alwanrosyidi
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Re: Brightness Settings

Thank mate. It works. I didn't know big_smile

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#7 2017-04-25 08:09

Dai_trying
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Re: Brightness Settings

You are welcome smile

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#8 2018-06-21 06:03

Timmi
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Re: Brightness Settings

Dai_trying wrote:

If you scroll the mouse wheel while hovering over the icon, the display will reduce/increase the same as using a gui with a slider.

Out of curiosity, are you developers all still on desktops with external mice?

I am also new to Q4os, and like most people, am on a laptop.  I don't have a mouse with a mouse wheel, but a trackpad with gestures.

OK, it's now 2018, and this is now about Q4os version 2.5

Please tell me that the fact that brightness Fn keys don't work out of the box, is due to an oversight on my part.*
Also, touchpad scroll (drag 2 fingers) doesn't seem to be active either.

* I checked out the ControlPanel, Monitor&Display, (enable display control), Brightness&Gamma, and all that does is really mess up the colors. I'm stumped!

I've got some pretty common hardware: AMD A6 quadcore, Radeon graphics, 6GB RAM, big hard disk.  (Gateway model NV75S 07H)

Thanks

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#9 2018-06-21 07:29

q4osteam
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Re: Brightness Settings

@Timmi
Unfortunately, there is no gui tool to actually configure your touchpad available in Trinity as well as in LXQt. You could use config tools from other desktop environments, for example XFCE or configure it manually, please see:
https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics
https://q4os.org/dqa007.html#tchpad

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#10 2018-06-21 08:57

Dai_trying
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Re: Brightness Settings

I use both laptop and desktop machines, on my laptop (without any configuration changes) I can slide the right side of my touchpad to simulate the scroll wheel and this works for the screen brightness too.

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#11 2018-06-23 06:35

Timmi
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Re: Brightness Settings

q4osteam wrote:

@Timmi
Unfortunately, there is no gui tool to actually configure your touchpad available in Trinity as well as in LXQt. You could use config tools from other desktop environments, for example XFCE or configure it manually, please see:
https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics
https://q4os.org/dqa007.html#tchpad

And there's no brightness controls either?  Do it manually?  Sounds like something I would have done over a decade ago. 

This kind of stuff has been supported in other distros for so long now, that some of them aren't even made anymore!

Come on guys!   It's 2018! 


I noticed that you want this to be the easy replacement for your commercial customers.  But until you guys get serious about making things work out of the box, your distro is only going to be marginalized, for the geeks.  IT maintenance costs are too high to start messing with the little things, when other OSes have it already auto-detected and installed for you.

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#12 2018-06-23 08:22

Dai_trying
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Re: Brightness Settings

@Timmi
Did you try sliding the right edge of your touchpad to see if it is already implemented?

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