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Assign keyboard shortcut for screen brightness

asked 2015-09-09 08:47:14 -0600

deshmukh gravatar image

I am running Fedora22 Workstation. How do I assign a keyboard shortcut of my choice, say, Alt-Ctl-L/ Alt-Ctl-U to adjust screen brightness?

Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts does not carry any item for this.

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answered 2015-09-09 11:23:32 -0600

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I'm not sure if you even can do that on the desktop. If you're using laptop and don't want to use your Fn key + whatever key changes your backlight level you could install program called xbacklight.x86_64 and map command xbacklight -inc 5 for increasing backlight level by 5% and xbacklight -dec 5 for decreasing backlight by 5%.

Unfortunately "I cannot confirm or deny that this will work on any setup", though it works on my particular laptop. :-)

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can you give us noobs a "quick and dirty" walkthrough for how you did it? I don't know how to "map command xbackbacklight -inc 5"

namelesuser gravatar imagenamelesuser ( 2017-01-25 12:47:39 -0600 )edit

You can map that command within Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts :-) Create custom shortcuts, under command place that command and map shortcut afterwards.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2017-01-26 15:32:26 -0600 )edit

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