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Query status of monitor fading (or disable automatically for a certain app)

Toff's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi,

Is there a way to query the status of Display Fusions' Monitor fading through the CLI? i.e. to determine if fading is enabled (regardless of the % fading applied).

Even a belt & braces approach where a DF function writes a value to a file (or registry) when Fading is enabled would do the trick; as I could query that from a batch file.

Alternatively - is there a way to disable monitor fading for particular applications? In a nut shell: I use Snip & Sketch a lot but the fading interferes with the screen-grabs.

Any thoughts or advice appreciated.
Al
16 days ago  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There is actually a registry key for it, here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\MonitorFadingEnabled

0 = Disabled
1 = Enabled

Hope that helps!
13 days ago  • #2
Toff's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Many thanks Keith.

You mentioned in previous topics that the Monitor Fading functionality might be expanded in the GUI at a later date (such as scheduling etc). Is development of things like that still on the cards?

Many thanks
Al
8 days ago  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We do have a bunch of open feature requests for it, but no ETA on any of them at the moment.

Thanks!
7 days ago  • #4
Toff's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks Keith, I patiently look forward to them :)

PS: I noticed Linus Tech Tips is a big fan of Display Fusion.. and rightly so, keep up the great work guys 👍
7 days ago  • #5
Toff's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi,

In case it helps anybody else; this is the command I used to set a variable of "0" or "1" depending on the status of the Monitor Fading:

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(This worked on Windows 10 x64)

Below is the full code which turns monitor fading off (if it's enabled) when I start the Snip & Sketch application. A command then loops until Snip & Sketch is closed; then it re-enables monitor fading.

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I know it's quite sloppy coding which can be cleaned up & consolidated considerably.. but I'm not very proficient - its the best I can do! (plus, it works!)

Regards
Al
6 days ago (modified 6 days ago)  • #6
Toff's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've been playing around with changing the opacity value stores in the registry*

Once Display Fusion has loaded; I've noticed any changes to this opacity registry value (made manually or by means of a .reg file merge) are ignored when Monitor Fading is enabled / disabled.

The new opacity value in the registry is only referenced when DisplayFusion is quit & re-launched. Is there any way around this please?

Thanks in advance
Al

* This could potentially allow me to dynamically change the fading on a schedule (or input from a Z-Wave multi-sensor with a lux meter etc).
6 days ago  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DisplayFusion caches the settings, so it would only use the new value on restart. When we add the fading functions to the BFS scripting then you'll be able to adjust the opacity on the fly
5 days ago  • #8
Toff's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for the info Keith 👍
2 days ago  • #9
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