Dell Display Manager Hotkey

With the Dell Display Manager dmm.exe there are command-line parameters to allow some remote control.

They are as follows:

  ddm.exe /IncControl 10  //to increase brightness

ddm.exe /IncControl 12 //to increase contrast

ddm.exe /DecControl 10 //to decrease brightness

ddm.exe /DecControl 12 //to decrease contrast

The default with no second figure set is 1 or 1% – so in my example I use 5 for 5% like so:

ddm.exe /IncControl 10 5

To increase by 5%

I use the excellent Windows program AutoHotKey, which is free, to do this:

Here is my AutoHotKey script snippet:

#F2::Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell Display Manager\ddm.exe" "/IncControl 10 5"

#F1::Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell Display Manager\ddm.exe" "/DecControl 10 5"

This would assign WIN+F2 to Brighten by 5% and WIN+F1 to Dim by 5%


You can also do it with Windows natively using the built in shortcut method:

To create a shortcut using Windows native system Right click on the desktop (or where ever you want it) and chose New > Shortcut then enter the following in the Target: dialog field

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell Display Manager\ddm.exe" "/IncControl 10 5"

and choose the Shortcut you would like to use in the Shortcut key: dialog field. You will need to create two shortcuts; one for Inc and one for Dec.

It should be noted that the Dell Display Manager will need to be started and running in the background.

MODO – Morph Map Render

When creating a Morph map in MODO it is also necessary to add a Morph Influence for the Morph – after you create a Morph for the Mesh Item – for it to show in Renders. To do this Right Click on the Map under Morph Maps in the Vertex Map List and select add Influence. A Morph Influence will be added to the Item List with a small green icon. Now the morphs  should show in renders as well as the Viewport.

Thanks to William Vaughan for clearing this one up.

Modo – Toggle Side Panels Modo Beta Layout

Shortcut to toggle the Left viewport panel:


viewport.hide ?+ tag LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelLeftTabsVPTag left LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelLeftVPKey

Shortcut to toggle the Right viewport panel:

viewport.hide ?+ tag LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelTabsVPTag right LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelVPKey

N.B. These commands are one line.
Set the shortcut using the Input Editor under the System menu.

8 bit to 10 bit Colour Issues Mac Fix

Apple added 10-bit colour to the Apple Display drivers this is causing issues with older Macs including the Mac-Mini this little application can fix it by allowing you to select 8-bit from the list.

ResXtreme

ResXtreme provides access to all display modes for each connected screen, including extended and HiDPI modes accessible only via private system APIs. These private modes are not normally accessible to App Store apps.