Desktop settings bug
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Jun 28 23:32:26 CEST 2004
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Don Christensen wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > i'd like to figure out why your brightness control doesn't do anything.
> > though i'm not sure of the best way to debug this, other than sticking a
> > bunch of print statements in xfdesktop. which i may do, if i have some
> > time later (doubtful, before the weekend anyway).
> You must have fixed it in CVS. I just rebooted my machine and picked
> up the latest versions I had compiled, and the brightness settings now
> work correctly (and actually adjust the brightness). I was a little
> concerned at first, because all of a sudden my background image got
> blindingly bright. Turns out the old setting value of 100 was left
> intact, but its meaning is now very different. After adjusting that
> to near zero on each screen, I am quite happy.
whew, good to hear. it probably was just some weird interaction based
on me changing the meaning of the internally stored "brightness" setting
without changing the value itself.
> A nice little side benefit is that I can now adjust the images so that
> they are very similar in brightness on my two monitors which I cannot
> seem to adjust to match each other using the monitor controls.
excellent - an unintended use case that makes me think a little more
that it isn't just some frivolous feature that i shouldn't have added
in the first place.
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