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Title: Toshiba Satellite FN key animation
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Created: September 6, 2016
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I have that Windows feature with my Satellite too. My Dell has a little applet for Windows called QuickSet. Neither manufacturer made anything similar for Linux that I know of.

If you are interested you can press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a Terminal window. Then type:


Now use your Fn+F3 to turn brightness up and then Fn+F2 to turn brightness down. The terminal will look similar to this:

XXXX@dell:~$ acpi_listen
video/brightnessup BRTUP 00000086 00000000
 PNP0C14:00 000000d0 00000000
video/brightnessdown BRTDN 00000087 00000000
 PNP0C14:00 000000d0 00000000

By listening to these events you can trigger actions that run scripts can pop a window up on your screen or many other things. For example, I developed event -> action scripts for lid-close (to go to sleep) and lid-open (to change sound back to TV when waking up).

So to answer your question no mfg solution in Linux that I know of but, quite easy to write your nifty things in Ubuntu / Linux if you spend a little time. If you don’t mind a touch of bias doing the same in Windows would be a lot more difficult.

Now that you made it this far press Ctrl+C to end the acpi_listen program and then type exit to close the Terminal.

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