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How to turn on the on-screen meter bar for light brightness and audio volume?

2008-05-22, 2:38 AM
I thought these were toggled through the properties menu for the screen display, but apparently not.

Well, I initially had them going but lost them somehow, probably in an acute rush of ineptitude, because I deleted most of the Thinkvantage utilities from my 3-day old-system (that's how long I tolerated them.... a record of sorts; liked the old Configuration setup better). I'm guessing I'll need to reinstall to get those little features back but if that's the case, does the ThinkVantage suite come with a pick-and-choose option? The default setup just seemed to insist on crippling my TP with too many virtual in-your-face training wheels....

I've gone through three Thinkpads decade to date, and now I'm luvin' No. 4 (this R61e). It replaces a trusty T30 that lasted me just over 5 years, 24/7 (till the video cable assembly died).... Great display, comfortable keyboard, plenty fast for my needs, hope it lasts me another 5.


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Re: How to turn on the on-screen meter bar for light brightness and audio volume?

2008-05-22, 18:49 PM
You probably need to install the HotKey driver, with that comes the On Screen Display driver.
If you haven't deleted the C:\SWTOOLS folder you'll find there in the DRIVERS folder.

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Re: How to turn on the on-screen meter bar for light brightness and audio volume?

2008-05-22, 19:04 PM
Thanks, the folder and its content are all still there. Following your tip, I tried to re-install by running the setup app but it told me I already had a newer version of the onscreen display tool installed.... Now I have to ponder why it won't function....

But your help was much appreciated!

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Re: How to turn on the on-screen meter bar for light brightness and audio volume?

2008-05-22, 19:13 PM
When running the setup it should give you the opportunity to uninstall the current driver, after a restart you can install it again. I'd offer a link to the driver online, but the support site seems to be undergoing service :smileymad:

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