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Ive made a program that shows a gui thats bigger then my screens and fills it with black.

This allows me to play on my console without getting distracted by my screen.

My second monitor is fine, but the built-on/in laptop monitor is so bright with black that it is a bit annoying.

But, so far this is all i got:

And that doesn't affect anything when the screen goes black.

Any suggestions ?


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Close the laptop lid?


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Ive made a program that shows a gui thats bigger then my screens and fills it with black.

This allows me to play on my console without getting distracted by my screen.

My second monitor is fine, but the built-on/in laptop monitor is so bright with black that it is a bit annoying.

But, so far this is all i got:

And that doesn't affect anything when the screen goes black.

Any suggestions ?

I believe that most/all laptops have a Function Key combination (Fn Key, usually marked in bue) that allows you to press the Fn Key and (prob; F7 or F8, look at the keytops to see.) to switch between the laptop screen and an attached monitor or to blank the laptop screen without hibernationg or shutting down the laptop.

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Thanks for the idea, but I run a dual monitor setup and if I change any of those settings it resets my desktop and it would be real annoying to fix that every time.

Also I could use FN+Home/FN+End to turn up/down the backlight, but im trying to figure out if I could change it between the 15 steps of light.

Can you use Send with the FN button? I didnt find it in the help.

Close the laptop lid?

I did that all the time before, but 1. It makes the lid loose after some time and 2. if i close it so the light goes of it resets my second monitors connection and my desktop.

I'll look if i can find something about getting autoit to press the FN key.

If someone got ideas on how to controll the backlight, please share!


[font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"]Hobby graphics artist, using gimp.Automating pc stuff, using AutoIt.Listening to music, using Grooveshark.[/font]Scripts:[spoiler]Simple ScreenshotSaves you alot of trouble when taking a screenshot!Don't remember what happened with this, but aperantly the exe is all i got.If you don't want to run it, simply don't._IsRun UDFIt figures out if the script has ben ran before based on the info in a ini file.If you don't want to use exactly what i wrote, you can use it as inspiration.[/spoiler]

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The FN key is controlled by the hardware, I don't believe that the software can affect it. Although it can read it on some brands, such as when adjusting the brightness you'll see an OSD indicating that it's being changed.


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Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Download and run (may or may not require admin privs, haven't tested it with function keys): http://mirror.fcofix.org/keypresstool.py while adjusting the backlight. If there's numerical output then you'll be able to control the backlight via software, if not then you can't.


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