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Is there a way to automatically dim/sleep my primary monitor whenever a window (or certain program) is active on my secondary monitor?

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crimsonnight
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Basically, I have my PC connected to my TV (secondary monitor), and often watch movies (VLC/Netflix) or play games on the TV in the evening and having my bright-IPS monitor blaring out isn't ideal. I have backlights (Prismatik) installed on my TV which requires both displays to be active (ie I can't just completely turn off my primary monitor) - so, I'm looking for a way to automatically put my primary monitor to sleep or at least dim it whenever a window is active on my secondary monitor, and if not a tray icon that I can activate to sleep/dim my primary monitor - is this possible? Cheers! :)
Apr 4, 2018  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Have you tried out the options on the Monitor Fading tab? You can manually dim a monitor, or have it automatically dim whichever one you're not using :)

Hope that helps!
Apr 5, 2018  • #2
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crimsonnight
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That's exactly what I was looking for, no idea how I missed it - thank you!
Apr 6, 2018  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, glad I could help!
Apr 6, 2018  • #4
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eX ordium69818
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Great function. Thank you for implementing this
Apr 8, 2020  • #5
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Dinh Nhan29018
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Hi, is there a way to automatically dim other monitors only when focus to a fullscreen game/video instead of "non-currrent monitors" & "non-primary monitors"?
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I'm using "non-currrent monitors" with toggle hotkey as temporary solution, but sometime taskbar of other monitor won't dim (attachment), is that a bug?
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Nov 27, 2021 (modified Nov 27, 2021)  • #6
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Dinh,

Have you tried using "Fade Everything Except Current Window"?

How often does the taskbar not fade as well?

Thanks!
Nov 30, 2021  • #7
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Dinh Nhan29018
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Hi.
"Fade Everything Except Current Window" doesn't fit my need. Most of the time I don't need Fade function, it cause a flash light when switching between monitors that hurt my eyes.
As mentioned, I just want to fade other monitors while focus to a fullscreen task (fullscreen youtube, fullscreen vlc, fullscreen game), or a special process (someSoftware.exe)
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Whenever i click on DF's taskbar (on sub monitor) then focus to main monitor: DF's taskbar won't fade until Start menu is opened. Windows's taskbar (on my main monitor) don't meet this problem
A screen record may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlBPE6wx16Y
Nov 30, 2021 (modified Nov 30, 2021)  • #8
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Dinh,

1) Ah okay, we don't currently have functions to enable/disable monitor fading, just the toggle on/off which can get messy when trying to have it fire on window focus. I've added your vote to our feature request for the functions to enable/disable monitor fading, so we'll be sure to let you know if we have any news on that in the future.

2) I was able to reproduce this on my end, so I've added this to our list to look into as well.

Thanks!
Dec 1, 2021  • #9
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Dinh Nhan29018
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Thank you, hoping that feature will available soon.
Dec 1, 2021  • #10
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