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what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#1 Post by TinkerMan » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:49 am

Hello, so here is a question which I dont think arises that often
what is the go to software/driver in order to have the nice greenish bars appearing on the screen when you change the screen luminosity and the sound volume?

I know I have it installed in my T60 which runs on win XP, which came with it already installed, but none of my other thinkpads has it, windows installed by me, win 7 mostly and also 2 with win 10, albeit im interested just in a solution for windows 7.


also what other thinkpad software is a must have, except the power manager, the rescue and recovery and solutions center, which I install all on every machine.

thanks
W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#2 Post by dr_st » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 am

Typically you need the hotkey integration package, the power management driver, and maybe another on-screen display package.

It is quite tricky because there are so many different versions and they don't all work well with one another or with every Thinkpad model, or every OS. It can be a nightmare to find good reliable combinations.

Also, from some version the greenish bars changed to black-and-white ones.
Thinkpad 25 (20K7), X1 Carbon (20HQ), Yoga 14 (20FY), T430s (IPS FHD + Classic Keyboard), X220 4291-4BG
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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#3 Post by TinkerMan » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:01 pm

dr_st wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 am
Typically you need the hotkey integration package, the power management driver, and maybe another on-screen display package.

It is quite tricky because there are so many different versions and they don't all work well with one another or with every Thinkpad model, or every OS. It can be a nightmare to find good reliable combinations.

Also, from some version the greenish bars changed to black-and-white ones.
I thought so, anyway, what I need is for T61 with Win7 combo, I don't care if it's green black or white.
Off all that you said I have Installed just the power management driver
W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
X201, R61i, T430s, T43p

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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#4 Post by TinkerMan » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:23 pm

So this is what I found

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/fr/en/downloads/migr-74261
This one is for all classical models 4:3 and also the oldest wide screens that still had the classical keyboard


https://support.lenovo.com/fr/en/downloads/ds101334
This one is for the post classics and even early P series
But it's not for the models that went on sale the last 3 years. Probably because anything that new is obligated to be a Win10 machine due to the limitations in intel cpus to only accept win 10.
W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
X201, R61i, T430s, T43p

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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#5 Post by MikalE » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:42 pm

Without the factory system restore disc I still don't have the right combination for my T500.

When Lenovo had the automated system checker for this machine it was a lot easier to get the correct drivers the first time.

Now it's a legacy system and is not included in their system scan list. I think the T510 is also excluded from this scan, and the T520 will be next.
T500 T9600 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#6 Post by TinkerMan » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:09 pm

MikalE wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Without the factory system restore disc I still don't have the right combination for my T500.

When Lenovo had the automated system checker for this machine it was a lot easier to get the correct drivers the first time.

Now it's a legacy system and is not included in their system scan list. I think the T510 is also excluded from this scan, and the T520 will be next.

interesting info, where can I find this checker? I have 2 machines from the x30 family, a w530 and a T430s and I gave to a friend a w520
W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
X201, R61i, T430s, T43p

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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#7 Post by MikalE » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:24 pm

At the Lenovo web site.
T500 T9600 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/250GB SSD, 1600x900, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard, media card, FPR, Win7 Pro64, XP Pro64 whitelist BIOS, N 6300 AGN, German KB, BT 4.0.

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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#8 Post by artic_squirrel » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:52 am

yes you need the good combination of hotkey and PM device
so I recommend the version 8jvu20ww.exe for hotkey
previously you must remove any version that you have

it works on the x260 with PM device driver here
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=128392

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Re: what lenovo software for screen luminosity bar and sound level bar

#9 Post by TinkerMan » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:26 am

MikalE wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:24 pm
At the Lenovo web site.
by the automated system checker, do you mean the system update app that you install in the machine and it checks on its own for drivers and stuff?
W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
X201, R61i, T430s, T43p

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