need widget to adjust brightness SOLVED

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need widget to adjust brightness SOLVED

Postby bazzaman on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:52 am

I have installed Mint 13 KDE 64bit on a Samsung laptop. The hot buttons do not work for adjusting screen brightness. I searched for a widget; but the only one I could find was an Nvidia-type one. It did not work (although the laptop has Nvidia Optimus ).
I had previously installed Mint 13 XFCE on this machine, and managed to find a widget to adjust screen brightness. But I prefer KDE; so when this new version came out I installed it.
So it seems a bit odd that there is one for XFCE but not KDE. Even odder when considering how many widgets there are for, what seems like, the most obscure purposes.
Any ideas?
Last edited by bazzaman on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: need widget to adjust brightness

Postby midas on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:01 am

Just click on the battery-widget on the taskbar. When you open this widget you'll find the screen-brightness button....
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Re: need widget to adjust brightness

Postby bazzaman on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:10 pm

thanks midas... I doubt I would ever have found that on my own. "intuitive" is pretty subjective I guess.
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