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Is there any way I could adjust screen brightness directly from the tray by clicking the battery icon and moving a slider in the window that pops up (below)?

Having to click "Adjust screen brightness" gets annoying as I have to do it often now, the Fn shortcut key on my keyboard doesn't work in Windows 8. :\ So I'm hoping to adjust it directly from the pop-up.

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  • iBrightness might be what you're looking for:

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  • Of course there are various other apps (although perhaps not providing direct access via a popup) that are progressively ugly in terms of UI, such as Display Tuner, ScreenBright, Desktop Lighter...

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  • You can also create shortcuts with keyboard shortcuts to NirCmd, and in the Target field specify parameters such as changebrightness <level> (where level can be +ve or -ve). The following commands will even automate the creation of the shortcuts for you (edit as required):

    nircmd.exe cmdshortcutkey "~$folder.desktop$" "Decrease Brightness" "Ctrl+Alt+F9" changebrightness -10
    nircmd.exe cmdshortcutkey "~$folder.desktop$" "Increase Brightness" "Ctrl+Alt+F10" changebrightness 10
    
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+1 since it works, though I'm not very fond of adding single-purpose icons to the notification area. Still much better than nothing though, thanks! –  Mehrdad Feb 18 '13 at 19:24
    
Is iBrightnessTray a trojan horse? virustotal.com/en/file/… –  Mehrdad Feb 22 '13 at 0:26
    
I doubt it. The only 2 AVs that found something suspicious are eSafe and Ikarus, neither of which I have even heard about. Everything else failed to find anything amiss, so probably these two just couldn't handle the UPX compression. What does your AV say? –  Karan Feb 22 '13 at 0:31
    
I don't run an anti-virus normally, but today I heard about HitmanPro and thought I'd have it perform a one-time scan of my computer, and this is what it found as a threat. :| I'm guessing it's a false positive but it was still suspicious... –  Mehrdad Feb 22 '13 at 0:42
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