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LightFrame for Windows
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Philips LightFrame feature enriches the experience of pictures
ShouldLightFrameTM you need to remove the Light Frame software,
video on a Philips CRT (picture tube) monitor. This highlighting is done
by boosting the brightness and sharpness on a selected region of the these steps.
monitor screen. Since high brightness and sharpness are not preferred 1) First, click on the Start Menu.
for most standard Windows applications, this special feature will only be
2) Next, highlight Settings.
active in certain circumstances. So that you can control these
circumstances, a special program and icons will be installed in your 3) Then, click on Control Panel.
Windows operating systems. 4) Now, click on Add/Remove Programs
Notes 5) Finally, select Light Frame from the list and then click on the
Philips LightFrameTM will only work with monitors that have been built to Add/Remove button.
use this software. Earlier Philips monitors or other manufacturers
monitors will not work with this special software. It is recommended that
you install this software only on a Philips monitor designed to use it.
These monitors can be identified by the LightFrameTM logo on the front After installation, Light Frame starts up automatically whenever the
of the monitor.
computer is started. At system start up, LightFrameTM checks the
This software is not designed for use with LCD flat screen monitors.
LightFrameTM will work with true Windows-based programs and DOS selected resolution of the monitor and if the monitor is Light FrameTM
-based programs that operate in a Window s environment. It will not capable.
work with DOS-based programs operating only in a DOS environment.
The following list contains definitions for frequently used words. Icon and Colors
Highlighted window: The selected window on which LightFrameTM is An icon of a monitor represents LightFrameTM on your desktop. This icon
appears as a shortcut on the Windows desktop. Light Frame has three
Highlighted area: The selected rectangle (area) on which
LightFrame is active.
(3) modes of operation: Active, Inactive, and Suspended. The same icon
Compatibility with a different color in its center represents each mode
This version of LightFrame is compatible with
Windows 95 Active = The LightFrameTMTM icon has bright green center.
Windows 98 Inactive = The icon has a gray center.
Windows NT Suspended = The icon has a yellow center with a red cross.
Windows 2000 Professional Edition.
Language Selection Notes
While English is the default language of LightFrame , the User
An active window must be 100% visible, i.e. it must be on top of all other
can be set up to operate in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, windows or areas. If any part of another window or area overlaps a
or Spanish. highlighted window, LightFrameTM automatically suspends operation.
That means the icon goes from a green center to a yellow on with a red
1) To install LightFrame , place the CD in the CD-ROM drive.
cross and the feature ceases. Once that window or area is removed and
2) Next, when the menu of items on the CD appears on your screen, the original highlighted window is on top again, LightFrameTM
click on 'Install LightFrame '.
automatically re-engages and the icon regains its bright green center.
3) Now, follow the on-screen prompts to properly install the program.
The software checks to see if you have a compatible monitor. You must
say yes to the license agreement for the software to install. An active window must also be 100% on the monitors viewing area. If
4) After installation, LightFrame automatically loads and the icon
part of a highlighted window moves off the monitors viewing area,
appears in the task bar.
Light Frame automatically goes into the Suspended mode. If part of a
Notes window is off the viewing area, you will not be able to use LightFrameTM
LightFrame is installed in the Start menu, under Programs. Unless
on that window.
otherwise selected during installation, LightFrame is installed in
Only one window or area at a time can be highlighted.
C:\Program Files\Philips\LightFrame. A shortcut is installed in the
Start Up folder and on the desktop. (If needed, LightFrame can be
operated manually from the Start Up folder.) How To Activate LightFrameTM
If LightFrame detects that your monitor is not LightFrame compatible,
1) Click on the Light Frame icon in the systematization (the area to the far
an message appears on the monitor screen. See Error Message right in the task bar). . The icon will turn from gray to a green center.
number 1 under the heading Error Messages. If you see this message,
you can select to abort or continue the installation. However, if you 2) Guide the mouse to the window you want displayed. As you move the
mouse, the cursor changes to a small arrow with a light bulb.
continue the installation, LightFrame will probably not work on the
monitor. 3a) Click on the window you want to have highlighted. The brightness and
sharpness are automatically adjusted.
3b) If you want to highlight only an area of a window, click on the left
mouse button and drag the cursor over the area to be highlighted
while holding the mouse button. A rectangle forms around the area.
When the area is encompassed by the rectangle, release the mouse
button and the area becomes highlighted.
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Right-Click Features Error Messages
You may see this message when you install LightFrame .
On the LightFrame icon in the task bar, click the right-side mouse
button to bring up a menu from which you can select:
Error Message 1 dialog box here
About... which tells you something about LightFrameTMTM
LightFrame cannot detect a monitor which supports this feature. You
Help which takes you to the Help screen where you can find additional
information can still proceed with the software installation but LightFrame
Exit which exits the LightFrame Program.
not run on your system.
You may see this message when you try to switch monitors.
If you select exit and the color in the center of the icon is green, it will
turn gray and LightFrame is deactivated. If you select exit an Exit
message appears asking you if are sure you want to exit. Select "Yes" Error Message 2 dialog box here
to exit or "No" to abort the exit. If you select Yes, you can always LightFrameTM cannot detect a monitor which supports this feature. You
restart LightFrame by clicking on the desktop shortcut icon.
can still start the software but LightFrame may not work.
LightFrameTM is Suspended When . . .
Screen saver, Sleep mode, Deep Sleep (Power Off) mode is
LightFrame goes into the Suspended mode as soon as a screen saver
becomes active on your computer. This is true even though the monitor
icon may still have a green center. LightFrame becomes active again
as soon as the screen is reawakened and the screen saver quits.
The same is true when the computer goes into Sleep mode or Deep
Sleep (Power Off) mode. LightFrame goes into Suspended mode and
reawakens when the monitor is reawakened.
Screen or Area is Minimized
LightFrame suspends when a highlighted window is minimized.
LightFrame reactivates when the highlighted window is again
maximized or restored to its previous size.
Another Window or Area Overlaps Highlighted Window or Area
LightFrame suspends if a window that is not highlighted overlaps a
highlighted window. LightFrame reactivates once the highlighted
window is again on top.
Monitor Turned Off
If the monitor is hard powered off while a window or area is highlighted
and then hard powered on again, LightFrame is no longer active. The
icon may still show the feature as still active. In this case, you have to
exit LightFrame and restart it via the icon on the desktop or the Start
If the Monitor is Detached and Another Monitor is Attached
If the monitor is detached from the computer while a highlighted window
or area is displayed and then another monitor is attached, the system
will have to be re-booted so that Philips LightFrame can detect the
monitors LightFrame capabilities and store the setup information
about the new monitor. If the monitor is not LightFrame capable, an
Error message appears. See Error Message 2 under the heading Error
Messages. You can abort or continue the set up. However, if you
continue, LightFrame may not work with the monitor.